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Black figure oil jug (shoulder lekythos)

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Boreas, the North Wind, training a horse. Top of vase gone; figures somewhat worn. The horseman is characterized as a Thracian by his cap with long tail in back and as a speedy god by his winged boots.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus No. 103. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Classical Period, about 476–4 5–460 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.148

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels