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Two-handled jar (amphora) with Hippodameia preparing for her wedding

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Twisted handles and tall body. Neck and shoulder conventionally ornamented. Late style. Side A: Landscape: in center Eros and Hippodameia; at left, Pothos and Eurynoe; at right Iaso and Asteria. Below Asteria lies a chelys lyre. Greek names inscribed in white above heads: (From Left to...

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Inscription

From Left to Right At Left: ΕVΡVΝΟΗ ΠΟΘΟS Center: ΙΠΠΟΔΑΜΗ ΕΡΩS At Right: ΙΑSΟ ΑSΤΕΡΙΑ

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren ((according to Warren's records: The following objects [MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906] were found in one cemetery in Campania.); said to be from the Spinelli Collection); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, about 425 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 170.

Dimensions

Height: 50 cm (19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.821

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels