Kalyx krater (mixing bowl)

Classical Period
about 450–440 B.C.
the Achilles Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 050.


Height: 24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Side A: Zeus  with sceptre, pursuing a woman to right. (Aegina?)
Side B: Draped man; bearded.
Fine style.

[Label text]:
On one side of this calyx krater are a bearded man chasing a woman. This draped male figure carrying a long staff may be a depiction of Zeus running after the object of one of his many amorous pursuits. Another draped man is represented on the opposite side of the krater. Inside the vessel are the remains of a cremation burial.


By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900