Gift of Esther D. Anderson, Edith and Harvey Bundy, Suzanne Dworsky, Leon Levy, Josephine L. Murray, Maurice Tempelsman, Emily T. and Cornelius C. Vermeule, Shelby White, Florence and Leonard Wolsky; and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund. Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Boston MFA owns three vessels by the Darius Painter: an amphora (see photos of amphora in Bought on the Market) and two kraters. This 2-foot-high krater was used for mixing wine and water—thus the image of Dionysus, god of wine. (A photo of the other side of the vase appears in The Master from Apulia) According to the Boston Globe article, the MFA’s acquisition of all the Darius vases was probably illegal.