Stamnos

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C.
the Berlin Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

35.5 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

91.227a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This lid fits 91.226 and is on it.
(a) Stamnos
Side A: Representation of death of Orpheus (“contaminated” with death of Aigisthos). Orpheus with a lyre, seated, attacked by a young man, followed by a woman with an axe, who is detained by a man; at the right, behind Orpheus, another woman.
Side B: A bearded man, approached by two heavily draped women. Many parts of the drawing missing.
(b) Cover with two bands of decoration.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Robinson, Catalogue: from Rome); Anonymous gift to MFA, November 1891

Credit Line

Anonymous gift