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Calyx krater (mixing bowl)

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Side A: In center Zeus pursuing the nymph Aigina, (Most of his face and arms are lost). Aigina flees to right looking back. A sister flees to left. Meaningless inscriptions between the upper parts of the figures. Side B: An old man (Asopos ? Nereus?) standing, at right of picture, with scepter,...

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Inscription

Side A: meaningless inscriptions Side B: ΚΑΛΟΣ between the woman and the tree ΝΕΡΕΥΣ (last letter in retrograde) between the tree and the man

Provenance

By 1893: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: purchased March 1893, from Orvieto; according to the entry in Caskey and Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, vol. 2: from the excavations of Riccardo Mancini); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 104.

Dimensions

Height: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.23

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels