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Lydion

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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.323

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels