Fragment of a krater (mixing bowl)
Early Classical Period
about 460 B.C.
Painter the Berlin-Beazley Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
7 x 6.8 cm (2 3/4 x 2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Fragment of a bell krater at top of the figure zone.
Head, in profile to left, of Athena with most of aegis and upper right arm preserved. She has her hair bound up and wears a lotus-bud earring. Staring gorgon and snaky edges decorate the scaled aegis. Top edge of scene preserved.
This fragment preserves the head of Athena from the top edge of a painted scene on a krater. Athena wears the aegis, a protective cape decorated with terrifying head of the gorgon Medusa.
Said to be from Tarentum; by 1968: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 11, 1968
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund