Column krater (mixing bowl) with Ajax carrying the corpse of Achilles (obverse) and Zeus protecting Athena from Ares (reverse)

Italic, Apulian
Archaic Period
500–450 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 572.

Dimensions

Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.); diameter: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

99.530

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side A: Zeus intervening to protect Athena from attack of Ares.
Side B: Ajax carrying off the body of Achilles; led by Thetis.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund