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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Side A: Shoemaker's shop. A young woman is being fitted for a new pair of sandals. The shoemaker sits before her on a diphros and cuts the sole leather around her foot. The woman lifts her himation and gestures toward the shoemaker. Various tools and sizing equipment hang on the back wall...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 37; 38, 3-4; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 115-116.


Height: 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.); diameter: 25.9 cm ( 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World