Stamnos with lid

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
the Chicago Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 038.

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

01.8083a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side A: Women with olive twig, woman with thyrsos, a third woman.
Side B: Three women; the one in the center carries a thyrsos and kantharos. Graffite on base.
(b) Cover.
Graffito on base.

[Label text]:
Six women participate in a festival of Dionysus in this painted scene. Two women carry thyrsoi, one carries a kantharos, and the others bear vines or twigs. It is possible that the women are celebrating the Anthesteria, an early spring holiday celebrating the opening of new wine.

Inscription

ΜΙΛΕ

Provenance

By date unknown: said to have been formerly in the Pasquale collection at Curti, near S. Maria di Capua, and found in that neighborhood (with 01.8082) (according to L. D. Caskey and J. D Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, no. 38); by 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Curti near S. Maria di Capua.); purchased for MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund