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Pale red clay. Decorations in brown lines. Below shoulder on a broad band, the inscription. "Pyrrhos, son of Agasileos, made me".

Inscription

"Pyrrhos, son of Agasileos, made me". ΠΥΡΟΣΜΕΠΟΙΕΣΕΝΑΓΑΣΙΛΕFΟ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: sent from Athens); 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 or Greek, South Italian, Early Protocorinthian Period, about 700 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 393.

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.) Diameter: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.900

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels