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Two-handled jar (neck amphora) depicting a herm in front of an altar

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Side A: woman, looking back, carries an oinochoe and phiale. Side B: bearded and wreathed herm in front of an altar. Inscriptions: Side A: (add Greek) On herm: " " Above altar: " " Recomposed; some restoration in black parts. [Label text]: A herm-a...

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By 1967: with Münzen and Medaillen, Malzgasse 25, Basel (Münzen und Medaillen auction 34, May 6, 1967, lot 164); by 1968: with Andre Emmerich Gallery Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York 10022 (Art of the Ancients: Greeks, Etruscans and Romans: an exhibition organized in cooperation with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basle, Switzerland, February 7 - March 13, 1968, no. 34); purchased by MFA with funds supplied by Landon T. Clay, May 8, 1968

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Gift of Landon T. Clay

Two-handled jar (neck amphora) depicting a woman carrying an oinochoe and phiale

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 465 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.); diameter: 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure technique


The Ancient World