Mixing bowl (column krater)
Late Archaic Period
about 490 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
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
Gift of Dr. Maurice H. Shulman and Mr. and Mrs. Moses Alpers