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Interior: a woman in a dress (chiton), cloak (himation) and hair cloth (sakkos) washing her hands in a flat basin. In field, the end of a couch, vessel on floor, and goatskin hanging in background. Inscribed, "The girl is pretty" (HE PAIS KALE) Exterior undecorated. Condition: Repaired with...

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"The girl is pretty" (HE PAIS KALE)


By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in 1894. . . . From Civita Castellana.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 131.


Height: 75 cm (29 1/2 in.) Diameter: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World