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A centaur wearing a white wreath trots to the left, carrying a sapling with white leaves over his right shoulder and a boulder under his left arm. A hare and two birds hang from the tree. A band of wave-pattern circles the lower neck, and the shoulder is filled by a broad band of tongues. The...

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1970: published by A. D. Trendall, The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania and Sicily, First Supplement (1970), p. 47, no. 291a, as Boston 1970.363 (ex Zurich market); by date unknown: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 1066 Madison Avenue, New York; April or early May, 1970: purchased from Royal-Athena Galleries by the Boston Teachers Club; Gift of Boston Teachers Club to MFA, May 13, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Teachers Club in memory of Mary Ward (September 14, 1884 - May 6, 1949)

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 340 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 082.


Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World