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Neck amphora with twisted handles with Orestes and Elektra at the Tomb of Agamemnon

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VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #105 Neck-Amphora, with twisted handles The name-vase of the Boston Orestes Painter 335-320 B.C. A: The meeting of Elektra, Orestes, and Pylades at the Tomb of Agamemnon. The tomb is represented by a white Ionic column topped by three eggs; two more eggs sit at the base...

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By 1898: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought by a friend at Nola where it was said to have been found. Bought April 24, 1898.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, about 335–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Paestum, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 105.


51.3 cm (20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World