Two-handled jar (amphora)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 520 B.C.
the Rycroft Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 14.

Dimensions

Height: 61.5 cm (24 3/16 in.); diameter 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.919

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side A: Herakles entering Olympus: Athena mounting chariot, Herakles; at left Iolaos and servant; at right Hermes. Greek inscription above heads of horses, “Antimachos is handsome (“KALOS ANTIMACHOS). A triangular piece missing and restored in plaster.

Side B: The Apollo and Herakles fight over the Delphic tripod. Two-thirds of the scene is missing.

Inscription

Antimachos kalos
ΚΑΛΟΣΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΣ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Found at Civita Castellana in Feb. 1893 in the part called Alla Psuna); 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