Fragment of a water jar (kalpis)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 520 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 58, 7.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10.4 cm ( 4 in.)

Accession Number

36.631

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Festival of Dionysos?
Preserved are part of head, neck, right shoulder and arm of Dionysos; the upper part of a couple, side by side; the face and beginning of the shoulder of a bearded man. All face right. Dionysos, clad in a chiton and a himation, is wreathed. The central male figure is bearded and wears a chiton and a himation; his female companion is clad in a peplos and a mantle and has drawn the latter over her head, lifting a fold with her left hand.

(entry from CVA 1, p. 44)

Provenance

According to CVA Boston i, p. 44: from Cumae; by 1936: with Aldo Iandolo, Viale del Lazio 37, Rome; gift of Aldo Iandolo to MFA, November 5, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Aldo Iandolo