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Both sides: Battle of the Gods and the Giants (the Gigantomachy) Inscriptions: "Herakles," "Zeus," "Hermes," "Athena," "Hipon is handsome" (Hipon kalos) This amphora has the sloping shoulder and narrow neck of the vases given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games at Athens, but it has the...

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"Hipon Kalos"


By date unknown: A. Castellani Collection (Castellani catalogue, Rome, March 17- April 10, 1884, no. 58); by 1898: A. Morrison Collection (Christie, Manson & Woods sale, London, June 29-30, 1898, lot 282); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 36; 38, 1-2.


Height: 34.4 cm (13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World