Early Orientalizing Period
700–690 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 262.


Height: 104.4 cm (41 1/8 in.); diameter 57.5 cm. (22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Under lip a frieze of stags to right. On neck warriors on either side of a panel. On shoulder three horses to right; main zone file of horsemen to right, Lower part covered with varnish. Surface worn.
Grave amphora. Diplon. Small cylindrical foot. Broken in ancient times, and mended with two lead-clamps.
There is a joining fragment now attached to the shoulder of the vase. It is on permanent loan (MFA loan number 38.1992) from the Archaologisches Institut der Universitat Heidelberg (inv. G 89).


By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren ([one of a group of eleven Dipylon vases 03.772-03.782] according to Warren's records: Bt. in Paris. All the Dipylon vases were said to have been found together, and were certainly found in Athens. [Also in Warren's records is the following note]: "I had seen them in a garden in Athens." J.M. [John Marshall]); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Note: a fragment from the collection of Heidelberg University (Inv. G 89) has now been incorporated into the vase (MFA loan number: 38.1992).

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900