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Wine cooler (psykter) with the death of Pentheus

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The death of Pentheus. 6 Fragments. a) Nearly half of the representation. Two maenads grasping Pentheus by the arms. Greek inscription "Pentheus" (Pentheus) to the right of his head, and a third maenad to the left. b) Fragment of a maenad Galene. She holds a leg of Pentheus. Greek inscription...

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Inscription

a)ΠΕΝΘΕΥΣ b)ΛΑLΕΝΕ retrograde

Provenance

By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection at Naples; by 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon from Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry 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, Late Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 066.

Dimensions

Length (greatest): 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.221a-f

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels