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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Side A: Athena in conversation with a draped bearded figure. Side B: Two warriors. Greek inscription on both sides conspicuously between the figures: "Amasis epoiesen" (Amasis made [it] - ie. Amasis was the potter). On side A the inscription is broken into two lines [AMA]SIS (line one)...

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"Amasis epoiesen" (Amasis made [it]) Side A: In two lines, [ΑΜ]ΑSΙS [Μ]ΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ (between the figures). Side B: ΑΜΑSΙSΜΕΠΟΙΕSΕΝ (between the figures).


By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection; by 1901: purchased from Alfred Bourguignon by Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon label [on the vase]: Orvieto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–515 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 26; 28, 1-2.


Height: 25.8 cm (10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World