Fragment of a mixing bowl (krater)

Greek
Late Geometric Ib Period
750–735 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.) width: approximately 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in)

Accession Number

1978.638

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Krater or amphora body fragment. Preserved scene shows front part of a pair of horses (drawing cart in funeral procession), warrior with figure-eight shield, two spears and sword, and waterbird. Filling ornament mainly dot motives (lines and dot rosettes), with chevrons or zig-zags under horses. Below figured scene, three lines, and band of zig-zags.

Provenance

By date unknown before 1966: Alice Walton Collection; by 1966: Mrs. Leo H. Dworsky Collection (loaned to MFA, Sept. 8, 1966 as 551.66); gift to MFA from Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky, December 20, 1978

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky