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Neck amphora with Eos and Tithonos

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Beaded handles. Name-vase of the Tithonos Painter. Side A: Tithonos with lyre flees to right before Eos. Side B: Youth with lyre. [Label text]: Eos, the winged personification of Dawn, carries off the young Trojan Tithonos. On the back of the amphora is another youth with a lyre.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480–470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 083.

Dimensions

Height: 30.4 cm (11 15/16 in.); diameter 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.816

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels