Oil flask (aryballos) with Bellerophon attacking the Chimaera

Greek
Orientalizing Period, Middle Protocorinthian
about 650 B.C.
the Chigi Group


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 400.

Dimensions

Height: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.); diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.10

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Principal design: Bellerophon attacking the Chimaera. Below, a band of dogs chasing a hare.

Provenance

By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: "Bought from an Athenian dealer, who said it came from Thebes."); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund