Fragment of a large vessel

Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
about 350–340 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 109.

Dimensions

11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.679

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragment of a large vase. In two pieces joined together. The lower part of a draped standing figure, incised on the black ground.

ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #109 (22.679)
Fragment of a Krater
Attributed to the Konnakis Group
about 350-340 B.C.

The lower half of a draped, standing figure is incised directly on the black ground. To judge by the previous vase (cat. no. 108), the absence of added white should indicate a male. His right leg is bent, as though he were leaning or walking to the right. The two rounded areas at the front of the waist are the concealed hands, from which th himation hangs in folds terminating in small weights.
For similar incised figures, see the comments on cat. no. 108; this vase too may have been a calyx-krater.

Provenance

By 1922: with E. P. Warren (according to his letter of 5/7/22: bought recently in Rome recently; said to have come from Sicily); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, October 19, 1922

Credit Line

Cornelia Prime Lowell Fund