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Side A: Each character has an accompanying inscription (above the head). Aktaion (AKTAION) attacked by dogs; Artemis (ARTEMIS), Lyssa (LYSA), and Zeus (DIOS ) present. Above the inscription 'Aktaion', near the upper border of the picture, is the word 'Euaion' (EVAION). Side B: Youth standing...

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Side A (From L to R) ΔΙΟΣ ΛVΣΑ ΕVΑΙΟΝ ΑΚΤΑΙΟΝ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΣ Graffito under foot: ΗΕ


Alessandro Castellani (b. 1823 - d. 1883), Rome; March 17-April 10, 1884, posthumous Castellani sale, Palazzo Castellani, Rome, lot 83. Michal Tyszkiewicz (b. 1828 - d. 1897), Rome [see note 1]. By 1900, Edward Perry Warren, Boston; 1900, sold by Warren to the MFA [see note 2]. (Accession Date: February 1, 1900) NOTES: [1] According to Warren's notes and Wilhelm Klein, Die griechischen Vasen mit Lieblingsinschriften (1898), p. 132. [2] According to L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, II, no. 110, this comes from Vico Equense (NE of Sorrento).

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 110.


Height: 37.8 cm (14 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World