Stamnos with lid

Early Classical Period
about 450 B.C.
the Chicago Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 038.


Height: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



Side A: Women with olive twig, woman with thyrsos, a third woman.
Side B: Three women; the one in the center carries a thyrsos and kantharos. Graffite on base.
(b) Cover.
Graffito on base.

[Label text]:
Six women participate in a festival of Dionysus in this painted scene. Two women carry thyrsoi, one carries a kantharos, and the others bear vines or twigs. It is possible that the women are celebrating the Anthesteria, an early spring holiday celebrating the opening of new wine.




By date unknown: said to have been formerly in the Pasquale collection at Curti, near S. Maria di Capua, and found in that neighborhood (with 01.8082) (according to L. D. Caskey and J. D Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, no. 38); 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.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund