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Knob-handled patera

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Interior: Female head to left. Exterior: Side A: Woman seated to left, holding mirror and wreath. Side B: Eros seated to left. Painted over. Round dish with two handles. This patera is smaller than the others in this collection; it has knobs on top of the handles as well as beside...

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By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection; gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 057.


9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World