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Side A: Herakles entering Olympus: Athena mounting chariot, Herakles; at left Iolaos and servant; at right Hermes. Greek inscription above heads of horses, "Antimachos is handsome ("KALOS ANTIMACHOS). A triangular piece missing and restored in plaster. Side B: The Apollo and Herakles fight...

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Inscription

Antimachos kalos ΚΑΛΟΣΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΣ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Found at Civita Castellana in Feb. 1893 in the part called Alla Psuna); 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, Archaic Period, about 520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 14.

Dimensions

Height: 61.5 cm (24 3/16 in.); diameter 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.919

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels