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A little girl (painted white) drawn in a two-wheeled cart by a pair of dogs. Behind runs a boy, holding the girl with both hands; ahead of the dogs is a second boy. In the background a column with a tripod on it.


By 1892: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of the Van Branteghem collection, Paris, May 30-31 and June 1, lot 131: said to have been found in Attica); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World