about 540–530 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Diameter: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Cover of a large vase with handle in form of pine cone.
Of the concentric bands of decoration the principal one has four stags, one doe, four sirens and a swan.
Condition: Handle replaced with slight restoration
By 1897: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 13 (said to have been Eugène Piot sale no. 212); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund