Mixing bowl (column krater)

Late Archaic Period
about 490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)


The Ancient World



Side A: two young horsemen wear broad sun-hats (petasoi) instead carry long staffs. The horses, both stallions, are bridled and wear bits with curving cheekpieces. The second horseman wears a chiton.
Side B: Three youths dancing drunkenly, probably following a drinking party (symposium). They carry a krater, an amphora, and a staff.


By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; 1963: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Moses Alpers and M. H. Shulman; loaned to MFA by Moses Alpers and M. H. Shulman, April 8, 1963; Partial Gift (half interest) of Dr. Maurice H. Shulman to MFA, November 14, 1973; Partial Gift (the remaining half interest) of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Alpers to MFA, December 14, 1994

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Maurice H. Shulman and Mr. and Mrs. Moses Alpers