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Top (toy) decorated with palmettes and water birds

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Boiotian (Kabirion); The cylindrical upper part is decorated with two swans and two palmettes, alternating in panels.


By 1898: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens, Christmas 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, Classical Period, about 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 568.


Height: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.); diameter: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, black-figure technique


The Ancient World