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Side A: A mature man pursues a young boy by grabbing the boy's right arm as he attemps to flee. The couple is very likely represents the popular scene of the abduction of Ganymede by Zeus. Here the gentleman may be identified as Zeus by the attribute of the scepter he holds. Both wear wreaths...

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Provenance

Between 1879-1886: found at Suessula by D. Marcello Spinelli; by 1910: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Suessula.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 095.

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm (10 in.)

Accession Number

10.184

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels