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Libation bowl (phiale mesomphalos) depicting men being entertained

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"School of Music" The boss is surrounded by a series of eight figures, men being entertained by hetaerae and musicians. On the omphalos is a figure of Nike walking to left, carrying a basket and an oinochoe. Name-vase of the Boston Phiale Painter [Label text]: On this libation bowl,...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records; Bought in Athens & stated to have been found near Sunium.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 062.


Diameter: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World