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Two-handled vessel (nestoris)

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ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #146 (58.1303) Nestoris about 360-330 B.C. The added red decoration is set within panels on either side of the upper body: on one side a swan standing between upright palmettes, on the other, a central palmette flanked by disconnected lotus buds and...

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By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; November 13, 1958: loaned to MFA by Horace L. Mayer (as 126.58); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 11, 1958

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 360–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 146.


Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Xenon Ware (Apulian)


The Ancient World