Fragment of a large vessel
Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
about 350–340 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Apulia
Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 109.
11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Gnathian Ware
Not On View
Fragment of a large vase. In two pieces joined together. The lower part of a draped standing figure, incised on the black ground.
ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #109 (22.679)
Fragment of a Krater
Attributed to the Konnakis Group
about 350-340 B.C.
The lower half of a draped, standing figure is incised directly on the black ground. To judge by the previous vase (cat. no. 108), the absence of added white should indicate a male. His right leg is bent, as though he were leaning or walking to the right. The two rounded areas at the front of the waist are the concealed hands, from which th himation hangs in folds terminating in small weights.
For similar incised figures, see the comments on cat. no. 108; this vase too may have been a calyx-krater.
By 1922: with E. P. Warren (according to his letter of 5/7/22: bought recently in Rome recently; said to have come from Sicily); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, October 19, 1922
Cornelia Prime Lowell Fund