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Decorated Amphora With Lions and Swans

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Decorated polychrome amphora; shoulder vessel with a flat, flaring base, long thin neck with 2 handles, and a plain rim. Entire vessel decorated with plant and animal motifs divided by linear registers. Central register adorned with lions and swans.

Provenance

By 1876: Thomas G. Appleton Collection (said to be from Capua and purchased from Alessandro Castellani); gift of Thomas G. Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, Early Archaic Period, about 600–575 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 474.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.155 H. 0.092 D.

Accession Number

76.32

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels