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Mixing bowl (bell-krater) with comic athletes in a palaestra

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VASE PAINTING in ITALY, # 13 (69.951) Bell-Krater Compared to the McDaniel Painter about 380-370 B.C. A: Two actors wearing masks and padded tights stand on a low stage. The taller, at the left, is a youth, who points accusingly at the old man at the right, whose white hair is rendered with a...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from Pisticci); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 11, 1969

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Greek, South Italian, Classical Period, about 380–370 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 013.


Height: 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.); diameter: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World