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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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Inscription

"Hipon Kalos"

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

01.8059

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels