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Mixing bowl (calyx krater) with scenes from the fall of Troy

about 470–460 B.C.

the Altamura Painter


Dimensions

Height: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); diameter: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.178

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ilioupersis (Sack of Troy)

Side A: Cassandra at the Palladion, an attendant hastening with a box to the left. Cassandra is being menaced by Ajax the Less. To the right, Neoptolemos prepares to hurl Astyanax (son of Hector) from the walls of Troy. Priam is seated on the altar. At the extreme right, two warriors fighting or quarreling.
Side B: Aeneas carrying his aged father Anchises from Troy. Creusa follows behind and a warrior leads the way. He may be Ascanius or Hermes in the guise of Aeneas's son.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., February 12, 1959, for $ 19,000.00

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund