User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Calyx krater (mixing bowl)

Start collecting

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,...

Show Full Description


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


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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World