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Kyathos

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Thracian warrior wearing a boldly patterned cloak and a foxskin (?) cap and carrying a "pelta" shield strides to right with head turned back, between prophylactic eyes. Warriors in Greek armor either side of the high handle, which has a palmette in relief and conical finial at highest point....

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Provenance

By date unknown; Northwick Park Collection, property of E. G. Spencer-Churchill; by 1965: with Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd, 8 King Street, St. James's, London SW 1, England (auction of Northwick Park Collection, June 21-23, lot 320); by 1969: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London W 1, England (auction, July 1, lot 84); purchased at the Sotheby auction on behalf of MFA by Landon T. Clay; gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, September 23, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height (max): 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1074

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels