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Athenian Red Figure hydria depicting the construction of the chest for the exile of Danae and Perseus | by diffendale
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Athenian Red Figure hydria depicting the construction of the chest for the exile of Danae and Perseus

The carpenter is using a bow drill to bore a hole.

Greek, Athenian, Late Archaic period, ca. 490 BCE, attributed to the Gallatin Painter.

Said to have been found at Gela, Sicily.

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912: 13.200

More info on museum's website.

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Taken on October 26, 2015