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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Side A: Contest of two warriors, one using a sword, the other a spear. Below each handle pattern of palmettes and spirals. Repaired without restoration. Small pieces missing. Side B: Two warriors, one pursuing the other to right. Each heavy armed. The pursued has the forepart of a panther as...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Morrison sale 283. From the Castellani collection.); 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 540–530 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 25.


Height: 29.3 cm (11 9/16 in.); diameter: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World