Lid

Greek
Archaic Period
about 540–530 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.917

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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

Other (lid)

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund