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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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Inscription

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

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1970.567

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels