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Mixing bowl (bell krater)

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Two sided red-figure bell krater used for mixing wine and water. Side A: Artemis shooting an arrow at Aktaion who has fallen to the ground attacked by his hunting dogs. Aktaion was a hunter, and the goddess of the hunt killed him by turning him into a stag, so that his own dogs tore him to...

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Provenance

By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Sicily; said to be from Cumae); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 094; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 034.

Dimensions

Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.); diameter: 42.5 cm (16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

10.185

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels