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Two-handled jar (amphora)

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Side A: Amphorae transported in a cart drawn by a mule team and accompanied by armed men. Although this picture of amphorae being transported in a cart drawn by a team of mules seems to represent an everyday event, the presence of armed men and the ithyphallic mule point to a different...

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Provenance

By 1979: with Fritz Bürki, 76 Thurgauerstrasse. Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Fritz Bürki, December 19, 1979

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550–540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Accession Number

1979.618

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels