Mixing bowl (bell krater) depicting a sacrifice

Greek
Classical Period
about 425 B.C.
The Kleophon Painter or his circle


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 167.

Dimensions

Height: 42.3 cm (16 5/8 in.); diameter: 47 cm

Accession Number

95.25

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

(A) A sacrifice. In center behind an altar, a priest, whose name ends in a sigma (remains of a Greek inscription ‘…S’ above his head), is washing his hands in a basin held by a youth named Hippokles (Greek inscription HIPPOKLES above his head). At left, two youths approach, one named Mantitheos (Greek inscription MANTITHEOS above his head) leads a sheep, the other named Kallias (Greek inscription KALLIAS above his head), plays the double flute. At right a bearded man named Aresias (Greek inscription ARESIAS above his head) stands watching, holding a staff.

(B) A bearded satyr; on either side a maenad. Restored somewhat.

Inscription

Side A: LàR

ΚΑΛΛΙΑΣ

ΜΑΝΤΙΘΕΟΣ

…Σ

ΙΠΠ[Ο]ΚΛ[ΗΣ]

ΑΡΕΣΙΑΣ

Provenance

By 1889: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found at S. Maria di Capua. Bought in Rome. 1889.); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund