K20.10 THE MUSES
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 98.887|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure (White Ground)|
|Painter||Name vase of the Hesiod Painter|
|Date||ca 460 - 450 B.C.|
Seven Muses playing a variety of musical instruments including a barbiton, cithara, pipes and flute gather around a herdsman with a cow. The man is perhaps Thamyris, a rustic bard who challenged the Muses to a musical contest. Although the figure is sometimes identified as the poet Hesiod or Archilochus. The seventh Muse, from a heavily damaged portion of the vase, is not included in the picture above.
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.