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Side A: Alkmene on the pyre, with rainbow. She is seated on the altar her husband Amphitryon tried to make her pyre. The altar is rectangular with a Doric frieze. Amphitryon and two boys bring wood. Kreon watches at right. An eagle flies to the right above the altar. To the right of the...

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1986: published by A. D. Trendall in H. A. G. Brijder, et al., eds., Enthousiasmos (1986), p. 162, as: on the American market; 1987: published by A. D. Trendall, Red-figured Vases of Paestum (1987), p. 140, note 3, as: on the U.S. Market; by 1989: with NFA Antiquities, 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90067; purchased by MFA from NFA Antiquities, April 26, 1989

Credit Line

Gift of Harry J. Denberg, Jerome M. Eisenberg, and Benjamin Rowland, Jr., by Exchange; Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, and Classical Department Curator's Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 043.


Height: 56.8 cm (22 3/8 in.); diameter: 50.2 cm (19 3/4 in)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World