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Jar (pelike)

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Side A: Two Arimaspeans, legendary people of the far north, the one at left mounted, the one at right on foot, attacked by two griffins. Both Arimaspeans face right but turn backward (to the left) to strike the monsters with short swords. Side B: Three draped youths conversing.


By 1973: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Gallery of Greek and Roman and Byzantine Art, Telemannstrasse 5, 6000 Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, June 13, 1973

Credit Line

Francis Welch Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about mid 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.); diameter (at mouth): 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World