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Side A: Bearded Hermes Psychopompos (Psychostasia) holding kerykeion and scales in which are two warriors. A woman on either side of him. Side B: A youth and two bearded men, all draped in himatia. Palmettes under the handles. [Label text]: Hermes' role as messenger of the gods is well-known....

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By 1910: with E. P. Warren (bought in Sicily; said to come from Cumae); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 147.


Height: 38.1 cm (15 in.); diameter of mouth: 20.8 cm (8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World