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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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On one side we see Dionysos, Hermes, and a female figure, possibly his betrothed, Ariadne. Dionysos holds a grape vine and a drinking horn, and Hermes wears his distinctive traveling hat (petasos) and winged boots. They are flanked by a satyr on either side: the one on the left has a frontal...

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By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited by his sister-in-law Mrs. Burt and then by his nephew Major A. H. Browne about 1889; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 304); 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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. 09.


45.6 cm (17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World