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

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

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

Place of Manufacture
Athens, Attica, Greece
Dimensions
Height: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); diameter: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Classification
Vessels
Catalogue Raisonné
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 159; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 065.
Accession Number
59.178
Not on view

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