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Mixing bowl (bell-krater)

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A: Three women are assembled in a room (to judge by the window-like square at the upper left). The white skin of the women is badly worn and blends confusingly with their hair and kekryphaloi, which are also white. All three wear chitons, and the two at left and right also wear himatia of...

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By 1915: Augustus Ready Collection; by date unknown: Hagop Kevorkian Collection; by 1925: Anderson auction (Kevorkian), November 19-21, 1925, lot 345; by 1928: American Art Galleries, Kevorkian auction, January 20, 1928, lot 322; Parke-Bernet auction (Kevorkian), December 15, 1962, lot 230; purchased at December 15 Parke-Bernet auction by J. J. Klejman, 982 Madison Avenue, New York 21; purchased by MFA from J. J. Klejman, January 9, 1963

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 320–310 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 092.


Height: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World