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Drinking cup (skyphos)

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Side A: Amazon or Arimaspian woman with a bowcase and bow rides a lion. She wears a Phrygian cap and tights with a long-sleeved top. Her white skin identifies her as female. She confronts a monster with the beak of a bird, a donkey's head, an ovoid, partridge-like body, which is covered with a...

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Provenance

By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Sent from Athens. Summer 1897.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.); diameter: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.).

Accession Number

99.523

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels