Bowl with spout and three handles

Greek
late 5th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Thebes

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 567.

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); diameter: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8070

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Boiotian (Kabirion); The myth of Perseus and Medusa.
Side A: Two Poseidons, Gogons, headless Medusa, Pegasus.
Side B: Two Perseuses, Athena. Athena with spear, crested helmet, and shield. The inscription “ASPIS” (shield), on shield. Modern incisions on heads of Poseidon and Perseus, their baskets, the head of Athena, and her shield. Base missing.

Inscription

Α^ΘΑΝ

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased for MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund