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Two-handled jar (amphora) depicting Athena flanked by columns

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Side A: Athena walking to left. Device on shield a Pegasos, with inscription KALE PITHON ("Pithon is pretty") Side B: Athena walking to left. Device on shield a wreath, with the inscription NIKE KALE ("Victory is pretty"). Broken in antiquity and mended with rivets of which only marks are...

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Inscription

Side A: ΠΙΘΟΝ ΚΑΛΕ Side B: ΝΙΚΕ ΚΑΛΕ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: probably from Sicily but perhaps from Southern Italy); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 510–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 43.6 cm (17 3/16 in.); diameter: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.19

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels