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A: The exposure of the baby Aigisthos. The figures are arranged in two tiers; divine and semidivine figures above, mortals below. Thyestes (Greek) [inscription "THYESTES" above his head to the right], dressed in a long-sleeved tunic, a chiton cinched with a broad white belt, a chlamys pinned at...

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From Left to Right ΑΙΓΙΣΘΟΣ ΘΥΕΣΤΗΣ ΑΔΡΑΣΤΟΣ ΠΕΛΟΠΕΙΑ ΑΜΦΙΘΕΑ Above: ΣΙΚΥΟΝ

Provenance

1986: published by A. D. Trendall in H. A. G. Brijder, et al., eds., Enthousiasmos (1986), p. 162, as: on the American market; 1986: with Fritz Bürki and Son, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Fritz Bürki and Son, February 25, 1987

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Esther D. Anderson, Edith and Harvey Bundy, Suzanne Dworsky, Leon Levy, Josephine L. Murray, Maurice Tempelsman, Emily T. and Cornelius C. Vermeule, Shelby White, Florence and Leonard Wolsky and the John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 041.

Dimensions

Height: 63.5 cm (25 in.); diameter (rim): 58.5 (23 in.)

Accession Number

1987.53

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels