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From bottom to neck three bands: (1) lotus flowers and buds; (2) dog pursuing six goats; (3) palmettes, griffins, geese and goats. Creamy slip. Handle repaired. Body flares from base; well-defined shoulder, trefoil mouth.


By date unknown: with E. Simeon of London who said it was found in his own excavations in the island of Rhodes; by date unknown: purchased by Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse from E. Simeon; gift of Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse to MFA, January 1903

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. S. T. Morse

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, 620–580 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Miletos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 290.


Height: 31 cm (12 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World