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Lagynos (wine pitcher with tall, narrow neck)

White slip. Decorated with a wreath coarsely drawn in orange-brown. Asia Minor. Label text: Ceramic with brown slip over a white ground Lagynoi were especially associated with festive banquets like the "Lagynophoroi," a feast for the poor sponsored by the kings of Egypt. The same container...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens from Rhousopoulos and said to have come there); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, East Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, about 150–70 B.C.

Accession Number

98.890

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels