Amphora

Greek
Geometric Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 264.

Dimensions

Height: 53.3 cm (21 in.); diameter: 25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.779

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Main zone panelled, with checkerboard hatchings, eight pointed stars, crosses and diamonds. On neck, swastica in panel. Lower third of vase covered with bands. Surface worn.
Slender form. Diplon.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren ([one of a group of eleven Dipylon vases 03.772-03.782] according to Warren's records: Bt. in Paris. All the Dipylon vases were said to have been found together, and were certainly found in Athens. [Also in Warren's records is the following note]: "I had seen them in a garden in Athens." J.M. [John Marshall]); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900