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One-handled mug. A nude youth dances and playing wooden clappers (krotala) faces right. A young girl playing the double pipes faces the dancer. She wears a long dress (chiton), and has blonde hair. Condition: Slight restorations.


By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 361 (said to be from Locri and from the Hertz Collection, sale catalogue, lot 806); by 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Hertz and Forman collections); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 480 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 020.


Height: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.); diameter: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World