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Fragment of a krater

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Callisto being turned into a bear. Her head, with ursine ears, and one clawed hand are visible to the right of a pollarded laurel tree. She is skillfully drawn in three-quarter view, with attention to such details as pupils, irises, eyelashes, and the hairs on the nape. Her long locks are...

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By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Taranto.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, South Italian, Classical Period (Early Apulian), 390–380 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 012.


Length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World