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Jar (stamnos) with female athletes bathing

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Side A: Three nude women at a bath basin, two holding strigils and one washing her hands in the basin after exercising. A short female slave in a peplos carries a garment over her shoulder and holds a unguent container (plemochoe) in her right hand. A Doric column stands in the center of the...

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Inscription

"Hediste is beautiful" Side A: HΕDΙSΤΕ ΚΑLΕ

Provenance

By 1893: S. Pascale collection; by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: found at Vico); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 440–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 40.6 cm (16 in.); diameter: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.21

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels