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Decorated band covered with pale yellow slip. Herakles walking to right, leading a sphinx by two cords. Meaningless inscription in the field (around Heracles and the Sphinx).

Inscription

Meaningless inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: found near Thebes); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, about 500–475 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.924

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels