Late Archaic Period
about 480 B.C.
the Brygos Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 020.


Overall: 8.1cm (3 3/16in.) Other (H): 9cm (3 9/16in.) Weight: 1 lb. (0.45 kg)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



One-handled mug. A nude youth dances and playing wooden clappers (krotala) faces right. A young girl playing the double pipes faces the dancer. She wears a long dress (chiton), and has blonde hair.

Condition: Slight restorations.


By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 361 (said to be from Locri and from the Hertz Collection, sale catalogue, lot 806); by 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Hertz and Forman collections); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund