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Lebes gamikos

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(a) Vase. Side A: Eros seated, profile to left on a cista or altar decorated with yellow patterns. He holds a phiale in his raised right hand and rests the left on his seat. He wears a kekryphalos shoes, earrings, necklaces, a bandoleer, bracelets, and a large anklet, all in added color. In...

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By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 526: 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 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 056.


11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World