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A youth in Thracian costume: animal-skin boots, chiton, embroidered chlamys, and hood with long lappets - riding a horse to left. Greek inscription in purple by the potter (beginning on the bottom edge of the tondo by the horse's front legs): "Hermaios made [it]" (HE[R]MA[IOS...

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"Hermaios made [it]" (HE[R]MA[IOS EPOIESE]N) ΗΕ[Ρ]ΜΑ[ΙΟS ΕΠΟΙΕSΕ]Ν


by the potter: "Hermaios made [it]" (HE[R]MA[IOS EPOIESE]N)


By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 010.


Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.); diameter: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World