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Mold for bowl with the death of Phaethon

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Decorated with representation of the death of Phaethon; he appears trying to hold his six horses; and again, falling into the Eridanos. Zeus, Isis (?), and the Heliades also included in the composition. Put together from pieces; two triangular pieces missing.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1898, for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Early Imperial Period, about 20 B.C.–A.D. 10

Place of Manufacture

Arretium (Arezzo), Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), no. 066.


Height x diameter: 8 x 19 cm (3 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Arretine ware


The Ancient World


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