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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.


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.


Legacy dimension: 0.155 H. 0.092 D.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World