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Knob-handled patera

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Interior: Female head emerging from flower within a circular frame of two reserved stripes. Surrounded by flowers, scrolling stems, and acanthus. Exterior: Side A: Nude youth, seated to right on folded drapery, holding a syrinx in his left hand. Eros flies toward him from the right with a...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 048.


10.1 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World