Jar (pelike)

Greek
Late Classical Period
about mid 4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.); diameter (at mouth): 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.293

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Francis Welch Fund