Pitcher (olpe)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 590–580 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 555.

Dimensions

Height: 25.5cm (10 1/16in.); diameter: 19.5cm (7 11/16in.); height (to top of handle): 30.5cm (12in.)

Accession Number

01.8051

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A siren faces right with her wings outstretched. She wears a diadem. Feathers and other details are added in purple and white.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased for MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund