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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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a)ΠΕΝΘΕΥΣ b)ΛΑLΕΝΕ retrograde


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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World