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A: Athena holds up the head of Medusa, which is reflected in her shield (quite correctly, upside down). Her left hand rests on the vertical shaft of her long spear, the bronze butt of which is at bottom, the point out of sight at top. The goddess wears a belted chiton embroidered with palmettes,...

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Provenance

1969: published by A. Cambitoglou and A. D. Trendall, American Journal of Archaeology 73 (1969), p. 426, no. 3 bis, as: Swiss Market; by 1969: Robert E. Hecht, Jr. Collection; gift to MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Greek, South Italian, Classical Period, about 400–385 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 010.

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

1970.237

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels