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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

35.8 cm (14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.8031

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure with added white and dilute glaze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels