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Mixing bowl (krater) depicting belt wrestling

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Large wine vessel or krater from Cyprus. Red clay, buff slip, brown-black paint. Same scene on both sides of a two-horse chariot driven by two men and before each chariot are two males in a belt-wrestling contest. Under each handle a bird with short neck, curved beak, folded wing, whalelike...

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Provenance

By the 1870s: Cesnola Collection in Cyprus; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London: but Ready was 'perfectly certain' it came from Rhodes.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Cypriote, Late Cypriote Period, about 1350–1250 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 143.

Dimensions

Height: 43.6 cm (17 3/16 in.); diameter: 35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

01.8044

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels