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Two-handled jar (amphora) depicting a woman in a swing and four men

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Name-vase of the Swing Painter (belly amphora) Front: woman in a swing and four men Back: Female winged figure running to right; two bearded figures at left, one at right. the woman on the swing participates in an ancient Greek ritual that took place during the ANTHESTERIA festival a festival...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects that according to Warren's records were brought to Rome and had all been found together in a tomb at Ferentinum [the contents included MFA 98.687-691a, 98.774-775, 98.778-783, 98.800-801, and 98.918]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540–520 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 04.

Dimensions

Height: 40.1 cm (15 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.918

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels