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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Side A: Bridal pair in a chariot, accompanied by Apollo playing the kithara, Artemis with two torches, and Hermes. A deer stands next to Artemis and a dog wearing a collar next to Hermes. Side B: Poseidon carrying a trident and a small dolphin, a panther wearing a halter, Aphrodite (or Leto)...

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By 1948: Essex Institute Collection, Salem, Massachusetts (with an unknown provenance); loaned to MFA, February 10, 1965; purchased by MFA from the Essex Institute, March 13, 1968

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 13.


Height: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World