|Collection:||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Ware:||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Group of Walters 48.42|
|Attributed By:||J.D. Beazley|
|Date:||ca. 510 BC - ca. 500 BC|
H. 0.12 m., D. 0.315 m.
Broken in many places and mended with slight restoration.
The inside is glazed except for the reserved line just below the glazed rim and the tondo, which is bounded by three concentric circles. On the outside, a narrative zone encircles the bowl, enclosed above by a single and below by a triple line. Around the lower bowl, separated from the narrative zone by a single line, are 53 base rays, alternately glazed and reserved. They are set between triple and double lines. A glaze band and a double line complete the pattern above the glazed fillet at the junction of the bowl and the foot. The foot has a reserved edge, and a reserved base. The stem is glazed within, misfired red, and the bottom of the bowl is reserved. The handles are glazed outside, reserved within.
Side A: A frontal head of Dionysos, wearing an ivy wreath. It is executed in outline technique, and is placed between feminine apotropaic eyes. The god wears what might be a false beard, attached above the ears by strings or wires ( Side B: The same as Side A Int.: A Gorgoneion is depicted. It has a red tongue, pupils, and a wrinkle on its nose; alternating locks of hair are also painted red. The other locks of hair, teeth, and irises are painted white.
H. L. Pierce Fund.
ClassAnt 10 (1977) 6, pl. 10 RA 1 (1986) 17, fig. 15 JHS 75 (1955), 97, no. 10, 99, pls. 12.1, 14.10