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Interior: The abduction of Deianara from her husband Heracles by the centaur Nessos. Inscribed names accompany the figures (see inscription module). In the exergue, the signatures of the potter 'Erginos made it' (EPGINOS) and painter 'Aristopanes painted it' (ARISTOPH[AN]ES) appear in BG. ...

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Interior: Tondo- ΗΡΑΚΛΕΣ, ΝΕΣΣΟΣ, ΔΕΙΑΝΕΙΡΑ Exergue of the tondo- ΕΡΛΙΝΟΣ : ΕΠΟ[ΙΕ]SΕΝ ΑΡ[Ι]ΣΤΟΦΑ[ΝΕ]Σ: ΕΛΡΑΦΕ Exterior Side A: middle group - ΠΕΡΙΘΟΣ, ΥΨΙΠVΛΟΣ Right hand group - ΘΗΣΕVΣ, ΝVΚ[Τ]ΕVΣ Left hand group - ΣΚΙΡΤΟΣ, ΑΙΟΛΟΣ Exterior Side B: middle group - ΑΝΤΙΒΑΤΕΣ, ΕVΡVΠVΛΟΣ Left hand group - ΕΛΡΕΤΟΣ ΑΣΜΕΤΟΣ Right hand group - ΜΑΙΝΕVΕΣ, ΑΝΤΙΘΗ[ΟΣ]


Erginos made it Aristophanes drew it ΕΡΛΙΝΟΣ : ΕΠΟ[ΙΕ]SΕΝ ΑΡ[Ι]ΣΤΟΦΑ[ΝΕ]Σ: ΕΛΡΑΦΕ


1878: first published by G. Körte in AZ, p. 114; according to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, III, nos. 171 and 172 [00.344 and 00.345] were from the collection of Count Bruschi at Tarquinia; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: It is said these two vases [00.344 and 00.345] were found in one tomb); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 420–410 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 171.


Height: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.); diameter 34.8 cm (13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World