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A: Bendis stands to the right with a spear held vertically in her right hand. She wears yellow earrings, yellow necklace, embades, a chiton, a yellow belt, a Phyrigian cap, embroidered trousers, and a sleeved tunic - appropritae garb for a goddess from barbarian Thrace. Bendis offers a drink...

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By 1936: A. Ruesch Collection, Zurich (Auction Fischer, Lucerne, 1936, lot 30); by 1958: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel (auction 18, November 29, 1958, lot 147); February 1959: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Vermeule, August 1, 1964 (loan no. 106.64); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 7, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, South Italian, Classical Period, about 370–360 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 016.


Height: 43 cm (16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World