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Plate with Thetis and dolphins

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Within the checkered border is a nereid, a daughter of the old man of the sea (Nereus). The scene is apparently occurring under water, for she holds a dolphin in each hand and two other dolphins leap about her. She wears an Ionic dress (chiton), a hair-bag (sakkos) and earrings. The inscription...

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By 1888: Bruschi Collection, Tarquinia; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bruschi Collection); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 003.


Diameter: 17 cm ( 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World