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Two-handled jar (amphora) depicting Nike at an altar

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Side A: Nike, flying above an altar and holding sacrificial vessels (a pitcher and a phiale). In the field is the Greek inscription: "Nikon is handsome" (Nikon kalos). 'Nikon' to the left of her legs, and 'kalos' to the right (above the altar). Side B: Woman walking profile to left, carrying a...

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"Nikon is handsome" (Nikon kalos) Side A: ΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΑΛΟΣ


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, Early Classical Period, about 460 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


33.2 cm (13 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World