Mixing bowl (bell krater)

Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
about 395–375 B.C.
the Brooklyn-Budapest Painter

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lucania


26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)


Europe, The Ancient World



Side A: standing Eros, on left, adjusts kottabos stand; on right, Dionysos reclines on couch, his lower body richly draped, holding a thyrsos in his left hand, a wine-glass in his right. Animal feet on couch, stool beneath it.
Side B: two draped male figures stand facing each other, one holds a strigil, one leans on a staff; jumping weights hang on wall between them. Laurel leaves under rim, maeander-and-cross ground line; floral ornament under handles. Details in added yellow. Body breaks mended.


By 1994: with Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A2AA (Sotheby's auction, July 8, 1994, lot 461); purchased at the Sotheby's auction by MFA; accessioned October 26, 1994

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund