Two-handled jar (amphora)
about 530 B.C.
Painter Circle of the Lysippides Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 1, pl. 13.
Height: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Side A: Bridal pair in a chariot, accompanied by Apollo playing the kithara, Artemis with two torches, and Hermes. A deer stands next to Artemis and a dog wearing a collar next to Hermes.
Side B: Poseidon carrying a trident and a small dolphin, a panther wearing a halter, Aphrodite (or Leto) reaching forward to touch Apollo’s back,and Apollo wearing an ivy wreath, all face toward Artemis, her right hand raised in greeting. At her side, a fawn.
By 1948: Essex Institute Collection, Salem, Massachusetts (with an unknown provenance); loaned to MFA, February 10, 1965; purchased by MFA from the Essex Institute, March 13, 1968
John Michael Rodocanachi Fund