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Stamnos

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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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Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

10.177

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels