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Mixing bowl (bell krater) with sacrifice scene

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Side A: A sacrifice. An altar of rough stones; behind it a priest about to wash his hands in a basin held by a youth who carries also a basket. At the left a youth leading a ram; at the right a youth, seated. Above the two end figures at left and right, are Hermes and Apollo, the lower part of...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found at Santa Maria di Capua.1889. Bought in Rome); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, late 5th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 168.


Height: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.); diameter: 41.7 cm (16 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique


The Ancient World