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Principal design an armed man, with a spear, attacking a monster with lion's head and body, serpent's tail, and human head rising from the back. At the back of the vase a winged figure, flying.

Provenance

Purchased by Edward Perry Warren in 1894 (according to Warren's records: came 'straight from Corinth') [Warren goes on to note that where it was excavated was not stated]; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Proto-Corinthian Period, about 650–630 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 397.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.5 x 3.6 cm (2 9/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.11

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels