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Mixing bowl (calyx krater) with scenes from the fall of Troy

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Ilioupersis (Sack of Troy) Side A: Cassandra at the Palladion, an attendant hastening with a box to the left. Cassandra is being menaced by Ajax the Less. To the right, Neoptolemos prepares to hurl Astyanax (son of Hector) from the walls of Troy. Priam is seated on the altar. At the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., February 12, 1959, for $ 19,000.00

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 159; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 065.

Dimensions

Height: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); diameter: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.178

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels