Kalyx krater (mixing bowl)

Greek
Classical Period
about 450–440 B.C.
the Achilles Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 050.

Dimensions

Height: 24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.817

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side A: Zeus  with sceptre, pursuing a woman to right. (Aegina?)
Side B: Draped man; bearded.
Fine style.

[Label text]:
On one side of this calyx krater are a bearded man chasing a woman. This draped male figure carrying a long staff may be a depiction of Zeus running after the object of one of his many amorous pursuits. Another draped man is represented on the opposite side of the krater. Inside the vessel are the remains of a cremation burial.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900