Mixing bowl (krater) with sprinters

Italic, Etruscan
Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
The Lotus Bud Group

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lazio, Cerveteri


Height: 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Side B: Three nude youths running left. Their posture indicates that the race depicted is a sprint.

Side A: Herakles and Geras. Herakles on left, body facing left, head facing right. He wields a club above his head with his right hand. He wears a cloak and carries a staff in his left hand and a wineskin over his back. Geras has a wrinkled brow and white beard.


Before 1975: Pierre Sciclounoff Collection, Geneva, Switzerland (said to have previously been owned by a French collector); 1975: acquired from Pierre Sciclounoff by Dr. André Lagneau, Rue du Plan 9, Ch-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland; by 1997: purchased from Dr. Lagneau by Phoenix Ancient Art S.A., 6, rue Verdaine, 1211 Geneva 3, Switzerland; April 1997: with Sekhmet Ancient Art Limited, P.O. Box 475, Portland House, Glacis Road, Gibraltar; 1997: conveyed by Sekhmet Ancient Art Limited to Phoenix Ancient Art S.A.; purchased by MFA from Phoenix Ancient Art, April 22, 1998

Credit Line

Purchased by contribution and Bequest of Charles H. Parker, by exchange