Interior: Sphinx seated, profile to right, head turned back, lotus bud underneath. Exterior: Side A: Small group, two centaurs fighting. Side B: a panther and fawn. Under each group the Greek inscription "XSENOKLES MADE IT." (XSENOKLES:EPOIESEN)
Sides A and B: ΧSΕΝΟΚLΕS:ΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ
Said to have been from the Ruspoli excavations at Cerveteri in 1833-34 and the Ruspoli Collection; by 1888: A. van Branteghem Collection (Hotel Drouot auction of van Branteghem Collection, May 30-31 and June 1, Paris, no. 8: found at Caere); by 1894: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund
Greek, Archaic Period, 545–540 B.C.