Kalyx krater (mixing bowl)
about 450–440 B.C.
the Achilles Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 050.
Height: 24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Side A: Zeus with sceptre, pursuing a woman to right. (Aegina?)
Side B: Draped man; bearded.
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
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900