Mixing bowl (bell krater)
Greek, South Italian
about 445–425 B.C.
the Pisticci Painter
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lucania
Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 002.
29.4 cm (11 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, # 2 (76.50)
Attributed to the Pisticci Painter
Developed style. about 445-425 B.C.
A: Three figures are walking in procession to the right. At the left is a bearded man wearing a himation and laurel wreath and carrying a staff in his right hand. Ahead of him is a woman wearing a chiton,himation, and sakkos and playing the double flutes. At the right is a youth wearing a himation and laurel wreath and carrying a staff in his right hand; he looks back at the woman as he walks.
B: A boy stands between two youths with staffs in their right hands. All three wear himatia, the boy’s covering both arms and the lower face.
A laurel wreath circles the vase below the lip. The groundline consists of groups of three stopt maeanders to right alternating with cross-squares.
By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 2: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani. Said to have come from Ruvo); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876
Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton