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Mixing bowl (krater) with lid

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Krater with lid. Top of lid in shape of skyphos. Decoration purely linear: zigzags, checkerboard, diamonds; metope-like panels between reflex handles. Lower part of body has lines and two larger two bands. High fenestrated foot.


By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren ([one of a group of eleven Dipylon vases 03.772-03.782] according to Warren's records: Bt. in Paris. All the Dipylon vases were said to have been found together, and were certainly found in Athens. [Also in Warren's records is the following note]: "I had seen them in a garden in Athens." J.M. [John Marshall]); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Geometric II Period, 735–700 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 265.


Height: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.); diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World