K20.10 THAMYRIS & THE MOUSAI
Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 98.887
Beazley Archive Number: TBA
Ware: Attic Red Figure, White Ground
Painter: Name vase of the Hesiod Painter
Date: ca 460 - 450 BC
Seven Muses depicted with various instruments including a barbiton, cithara, set of pipes and flute gather around a herdsman leading a cow. The herdman is probably Thamyris, a rustic bard who challenged the Muses a musical contest. Although he is also identified as either the poet Hesiod or Archilochus. The seventh Muse, from a heavily damaged portion of the vase, is not included in the picture above.
NOTEThis image is a montage of a string of photos of the vase.
OTHER IMAGES OF VASE