Kothon

Greek
Archaic Period
about 550 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

97.367

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Rim like those of “kothon” type. Broad band of ornament around mouth, the principal element being the tongue pattern; cover also has tongue-pattern around the handle. Slight abrasions on the surface.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens, probably from Thebes.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund