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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Side A: Herakles and Apollo struggle for the tripod, a fawn between them. Herakles strides to right and looks back, pulling the tripod by one of its legs with his right hand and raising his club in his left. Behind him, Apollo reaches forward grasping a leg of the tripod with each hand. At...

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Provenance

By 1965: with an English dealer; 1965: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W1 (Sotheby & Co. Sale, November 29, 1965, lot 134); by 1967: with D. J. Crowther Ltd., (D. J. Crowther Ltd., 76 New Bond Street, London, W.1, List No. 1, 1967, no. 8); 1967: purchased from D. J. Crowther Ltd. by Charles Lipson; by 1969: purchased by George Warton from Charles Lipson; purchased by MFA from George Warton, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 42.

Dimensions

Height: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.69

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels