Two-handled jar (amphora) depicting Athena flanked by columns

Greek
Archaic Period
about 510–500 B.C.
The Nikoxenos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 43.6 cm (17 3/16 in.); diameter: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.19

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Side A: Athena walking to left. Device on shield a Pegasos, with inscription KALE PITHON (“Pithon is pretty”)
Side B: Athena walking to left. Device on shield a wreath, with the inscription NIKE KALE (“Victory is pretty”).

Broken in antiquity and mended with rivets of which only marks are left.

Inscription

Side A: ΠΙΘΟΝ ΚΑΛΕ

Side B: ΝΙΚΕ ΚΑΛΕ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: probably from Sicily but perhaps from Southern Italy); 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