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Amphora/Psykter

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On shoulder, two battle scenes. On body, side A: Departure of a warrior, eleven figures. Side B: Theseus and the Minotaur. (9 figures) Below, boys on horseback and wariors on foot. Repaired with some restorations. Spout in shoulder, and at bottom.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Rogers Collection; by 1856: with Christie, Manson & Woods (sale of the Rogers Collection, April 28, 1856, lot 375); by date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited by his sister-in-law Mrs. Burt and then by his nephew Major A. H. Browne about 1889; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 289); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February, 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 33-35.

Dimensions

Height: 35.8 cm (14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.331

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels