Late Classical Period
about mid 4th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Height: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.); diameter (at mouth): 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Side A: Two Arimaspeans, legendary people of the far north, the one at left mounted, the one at right on foot, attacked by two griffins. Both Arimaspeans face right but turn backward (to the left) to strike the monsters with short swords.
Side B: Three draped youths conversing.
By 1973: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Gallery of Greek and Roman and Byzantine Art, Telemannstrasse 5, 6000 Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, June 13, 1973
Francis Welch Fund