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Vase in the shape of a galley

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Vessel in the shape of a galley. The prow is modeled in the form of an animal's head. There is a steersman in the stern. The whole rests on three legs.


By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 264; by 1899: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 575 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 277.


Height x width x length: 12.5 x 9.4 x 30.5 cm (4 15/16 x 37 x 12 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World