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Pelike with warriors arming for departure

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Side A: Woman stands holding helmet for young man with spear and shield: another youth in chlamys and petasos, with a spear. Side B: Three standing figures. [Label text]: A youth preparing to go into battle bids farewell to his family in this scene. A woman offers a helmet to the youth who is...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: found near present cemetery); March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, about 430 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 166.


Height: 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.); diameter 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique


The Ancient World