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Attic imitation of the Lydian type of vessel used to hold bakkaris; intact. On shoulder, ivy leaves alternating with grape clusters; main frieze: birds (geese?) feeding, with added red details; below, alternating black and red tongues; spreading foot, black on top, reserved on sides; in frieze...

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By date unknown: with The Summa Galleries Inc., 342 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 (said to have been acquired from Fritz Burki; Summa Catalogue 4: Ancient Vases [1978], no. 7); gift of Summa Galleries to MFA, June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Summa Galleries

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540–530 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World