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Mixing bowl (column krater)

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Side A: A daughter of aged Pelias leads him to the cauldron in which Medea boils a ram, restoring its youth. Medea stands at the right of the cauldron. Greek inscription on the cauldron "Kalos" (KALOS). Side B: Two naked youths, the one on the left with cloak and wineskin. Greek inscription...

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Side A: ΚΑLΟS on the cauldron Side B: inscription?


By 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (according to his invoice, he had purchased the vase from Prince Wohlmut von Eisenstein in Munich, whose family had owned it since 1740); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., December 16, 1970

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World