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Knob-handled patera

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Interior: A seated woman, holding flat dish in left hand; another facing her; at right, a satyr dancing. Round dish with two handles. One knob from rim of vase missing. Unlike other paterae in the collection, there are no knobs on top of the handles. The foot is stepped in two degrees, with...

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By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 519: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani; from Ruvo); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 310 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 073.


11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World