Mixing bowl (calyx krater) with scenes from the fall of Troy
Early Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C.
the Altamura Painter
Place of Manufacture: Athens, Attica, Greece
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 159; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 065.
Height: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); diameter: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)
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.
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
William Francis Warden Fund