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Funerary vase (bell-krater)

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ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #151 (1970.479) Bell-Krater Early 3rd century B.C. The decoration is confined to one side. Above the white, high-stemmed foot, the body nestles in a bed of modeled acanthus leaves and berries on pink ground. The berries are gilded, and the leaves are blue with...

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By date unknown: with Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Elie Borowski, May 13, 1970

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, Early 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Centuripe, Sicily, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 151.


Height (including lid): 58.1 cm (22 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World