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Two-handled jar (neck-amphora) depicting a seated king with attendants

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(A) A bearded man, seated; a youth moving away to right; three other bearded men, moving inward. (B) A bearded man in short chiton pursues a youth. On neck also scenes of pursuit.


By 1854: De Bammeville collection (sale, May 13, 1854, lot 45); by 1899: collection of W. H. Forman; 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Strand, London, W.C. (sale of the Forman collection, June 19-22, lot 303); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 20-21.


Height: 40.1 cm (15 13/16 in.); diameter: 27.6 cm (10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World