Stamnos fragments showing Demeter, Persephone, and Triptolemos

Classical Period
about late 5th century B.C.
The Painter of the Carlsruhe Paris

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens


Length x width (fragment a): 9.4 x 6 cm (3 11/16 x 2 3/8 in.) Height x width (fragment b): 15.5 x 19.5 cm (6 1/8 x 7 11/16 in.) Length (fragment c): 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Two friezes separated by band of meanders and checkered squares.
A. Demeter (add Greek) and Persephone (add Greek)
B. Triptolemos in winged car drawn by 2 serpents. To left an initiate with bakchos; and his introductor holding two torches. At upper right above torch, (add Greek) Iachos. Fragmentary maeander band, below which, head and shoulders of maenad with thyrsos. To right remains of drapery (?)
C. Fragmentary maeander band. Above, scroll; below, top of second thyrsos.


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