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Pitcher (oinochoe) with Greek warrior attacking Persian archer

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Oinochoe with circular mouth and high handle. A youthful warrior, nude, with Attic helmet and greaves, shield and sword hanging from baldric, advances to right, his body in front view, attacking with spear a bearded archer in Persian costume who has just shot an arrow past his opponent and is...

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By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Gela.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 041.


Height: 19.3 cm (7 5/8 in.); height with handle: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World