Bowl (dinos) with symposium scene

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
about 530 B.C.
The Painter of Louvre E736

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 546.


Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Ivy wreath on rim, herringbone pattern on shoulder: frieze consisting of 12 figures: a man and a woman pounding the contents of a large basin resting on a stand, with pestles. To right behind the man, a man advancing to left, carrying oinochoe and wicker basket, then a man carrying a large bowl and an oinochoe, then a man playing double flute, then a line of six dancing men. Behind the woman a man to right playing double flute. Behind him a dinos on a tripod of metal bars. Below, a band of lotus buds, then rays. The lower part black with two light bands. Incised details. Red used for hair, lotus buds, etc.

The vessel may have been made by a Greek artist for an Etruscan patron.


By 1899: Ruspoli collection, Cerveteri (published in Journal of Hellenic Studies 29, p. 144, as in the Ruspoli Collection from Cervetri). By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: fr. Cerveteri.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912