Lydion

Greek
Archaic Period
about 540–530 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.323

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Attic imitation of the Lydian type of vessel used to hold bakkaris; intact.
On shoulder, ivy leaves alternating with grape clusters; main frieze: birds (geese?) feeding, with added red details; below, alternating black and red tongues; spreading foot, black on top, reserved on sides; in frieze among birds are nonsense inscriptions; neck black.

Provenance

By date unknown: with The Summa Galleries Inc., 342 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 (said to have been acquired from Fritz Burki; Summa Catalogue 4: Ancient Vases [1978], no. 7); gift of Summa Galleries to MFA, June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Summa Galleries