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Relief decoration on shoulder: four oxen; on body: band of four armed warriors to left. Considerably restored. Neck: two men and women.

Provenance

By 1898: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: from Boeotia.); see also de Ridder, BCH 1898, pp. 439 ff. (esp. 458 ff.) and 497ff. with the provenance of Thebes; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 670–650 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 528.

Dimensions

Height: 157 cm (61 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.505

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, relief decoration

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels