Fragment of a water jar (kalpis)

Archaic Period
about 520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 58, 7.


Diameter: 10.4 cm ( 4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Festival of Dionysos?
Preserved are part of head, neck, right shoulder and arm of Dionysos; the upper part of a couple, side by side; the face and beginning of the shoulder of a bearded man. All face right. Dionysos, clad in a chiton and a himation, is wreathed. The central male figure is bearded and wears a chiton and a himation; his female companion is clad in a peplos and a mantle and has drawn the latter over her head, lifting a fold with her left hand.

(entry from CVA 1, p. 44)


According to CVA Boston i, p. 44: from Cumae; by 1936: with Aldo Iandolo, Viale del Lazio 37, Rome; gift of Aldo Iandolo to MFA, November 5, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Aldo Iandolo