Mixing bowl (column krater)

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 470 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Overall: 37.5 x x 33 x 38.5 cm (14 3/4 x 13 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.567

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side A: A daughter of aged Pelias leads him to the cauldron in which Medea boils a ram, restoring its youth. Medea stands at the right of the cauldron. Greek inscription on the cauldron “Kalos” (KALOS).
Side B: Two naked youths, the one on the left with cloak and wineskin. Greek inscription on the wineskin?

Inscription

Side A: ΚΑLΟS on the cauldron
Side B: inscription?

Provenance

By 1969, Robert E. Hecht, Jr., Boston; 1970, sold by Robert Hecht to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 16, 1970)

NOTE: According to Hecht, he he had purchased the vase in Munich from Prince Wohlmut von Eisenstein, whose family had owned it since 1740. This information has not been verified.

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund