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Jar (stamnos) with Nereus and his daughters

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Side A: Nereus and his daughters: Nereus is seated in a chair and holds a scepter; he has white hair and beard and wears an olive (?) wreath, rendered in dilute glaze. A daughter approaches him and pleads with outstretched arm, perhaps caressing his beard. Two others are behind her. Behind...

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By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon collection; by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon. Bourguignon's label [on the vase to indicate provenience]: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


35.8 cm (14 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure with added white and dilute glaze


The Ancient World