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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Both sides feature a seated Zeus with Hermes before him, among other figures; they gesture in an "affected" style. The little fawn that stands by Hermes strikes a different pose on either side. On one side all five large figures are bearded. Groups of small figures appear under the handles. ...

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By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records he thought the vase was probably from Vulci and he noted that: the vendor had it from the Roman dealer Lucchetti, and it came originally in all probability from the collection of the Prince of Canino); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550–540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 22-23.


46.8 cm (18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World