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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Side A: Heads and necks of two confronting horses wearing halters, with rosette in the center between them. Side B: Same, but without the rosette. Rays above foot. Colors: red only. Mended, but with exception of a triangular patch and some filled chips, no restoration or repainting.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 13, 1963

Credit Line

Gift in honor of Edward W. Forbes from his friends

Greek, Archaic Period, about 580 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 01, 1-2.

Dimensions

Height: 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.1611

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels