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Lebes and stand. Side A: Inside the rim are four ships of war, with oars and sails. Outside, an ivy pattern on the neck and a red band and narrow astragal on the shoulder. Side B: Stand. An ivy border near the rim, and a pattern of radiating lines, red and black, near the outer edge of the base.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to 1890 MFA Annual Report: from Orvieto); anonymous gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 4, 1890

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 065, 2-4; 066.


Height: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.); diameter (mouth): 28.3 cm (11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, black-figure technique


The Ancient World