Wine cooler (psykter) with the death of Pentheus

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 520–510 B.C.
Euphronios


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 066.

Dimensions

Length (greatest): 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.221a-f

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The death of Pentheus. 6 Fragments.

a) Nearly half of the representation. Two maenads grasping Pentheus by the arms. Greek inscription “Pentheus” (Pentheus) to the right of his head, and a third maenad to the left.
b) Fragment of a maenad Galene. She holds a leg of Pentheus. Greek inscription ‘Galene’ (GALENE) in retrograde to her left.
c) Lower part of a maenad.
d) Bit of drapery and part of a leg of Pentheus.
e) Upper part of a head.

Inscription

a)ΠΕΝΘΕΥΣ

b)ΛΑLΕΝΕ retrograde

Provenance

By date unknown: Bourguignon Collection at Naples; by 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon from Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution