Stamnos with lid
about 450 B.C.
the Chicago Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 039.
Height: 33.3 cm (13 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Side A: Youth with skyphos, man, and man with skyphos.
Side B: Man, girl playing flutes, youth.
Graffito on base (see inscription field).
In this symposium scene, a young woman plays the pipes to the enjoyment of the older men and youths attending the drinking party.
Said to have been formerly . . in the Pasquale collection at Curti, near S. Maria di Capua, and found in that neighborhood (with 01.8083) (according to L. D. Caskey and J. D Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, no. 39); by 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Curti near S. Maria di Capua.); purchased for MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund