Bowl (dinos)

Archaic Period
about 575–560 B.C.
The Painter of London B76

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 064; 065, 1.


33.2 cm (13 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Main zone on shoulder: Calydonian boar hunt. The boar, facing left, is attacked by three dogs with the body of trampled man beneath. One dog is on the boar’s back, while the two others attack his throat and left hindquarters respectively. On the left, one hunter prepares to strike the boar on the head with a trident. The hunters behind him are armed with spears. Three horsemen with spears follow behind at a gallop. On the right, a hunter lunges at the rear of the boar with a trident. Behind him is the huntress Atalanta, who draws her bow and wears a quiver on her chest. Two hunters follow Atalanta. Behind them are three horsemen with shields and spears. Four, or perhaps five (the area is poorly preserved), hunters follow the horsemen on foot.
Lower zone on body: palmette-lotus cross is flanked by two seated sphinxes, with a lion behind on the left, and a panther behind on the right. Behind the lion, a panther, confronted boars, and a goat. Behind the panther, a flying eagle, confronted sirens, and a goat.
On rim: alternating lotus flowers and buds. Below rim: tongue pattern and checkerboard pattern. On base: whirligig of radiating crescents.


By 1934: with T. Zoumpoulakis, 10 Edward Law, Athens, Greece; purchased by MFA from T. Zoumpoulakis, February 1934, for $ 1,266.25

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund