Mixing bowl (kalyx krater) depicting a sacrifice to Hermes

Classical Period
about 425–420 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 165.


Height: 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.); diameter: 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, red figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Side A: Sacrifice to Hermes. The god stands watching the approach of a youth with a goat.
Side B: A draped youth.
Foot anciently repaired with lead clamps.

[Label text]:
The small votive pictures and the miniature herm on a shelf in the background of this image give a clue to the setting and events of the rest of the scene. A youth catches a goat for sacrifice in a sanctuary. Hermes watches as the young man prepares to honor the god with this ritual.


By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900