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Two-handled jar (amphora) with the arming of Achilles

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Side B: Thetis bringing armor to Achilles: Phoinix present. Figures labeled. Side A: Herakles and Apollo struggling over tripod in presence of Hermes. Figures labeled. Signature of potter "Amasis epoiesen" ("Amasis made [it]") Condition: Much broken and restored. Label attached: "Foot...

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Inscription

"Thetis", "Achilles", "Phoinix", "Amasis epoiesen", "Hermes", "Apollo", "Herakles"

Provenance

By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection (said to have come from Orvieto, according to CVA, Boston 1, p. 20); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–515 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 27; 28, 3.

Dimensions

Height: 30.7 cm (12 1/16 in.); diameter: 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8027

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels