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Two-handled jar (pelike) depicting Nike setting up a trophy

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Side A: Nike setting up a trophy. Side B: Youth [Label text]: A winged victory figure (Nike) erects a trophy on this pelike. On the battlefield, trophies such as this one, consisting of the armor and shield of a fallen warrior, would be set up as a reminder of the victory. The artist here...

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By date unknown in the 18th century: Sir William Hamilton Collection; 19th century: Hope Collection; purchased at the sale of the Hope Collection (catalogue no. 84A), through E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA, February 5, 1920, for $ 648.88

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Classical Period, 450–440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 160.


Height: 35.45 cm (13 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World