Oinochoe

Greek
about 500–475 B.C.
the Athena Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.924

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Decorated band covered with pale yellow slip. Herakles walking to right, leading a sphinx by two cords. Meaningless inscription in the field (around Heracles and the Sphinx).

Inscription

Meaningless inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: found near Thebes); 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