Archaic Period
about 540 B.C.
The Swing Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 33-35.


Height: 35.8 cm (14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



On shoulder, two battle scenes.
On body, side A: Departure of a warrior, eleven figures.
Side B: Theseus and the Minotaur. (9 figures)
Below, boys on horseback and wariors on foot.
Repaired with some restorations. Spout in shoulder, and at bottom.


By date unknown: S. Rogers Collection; by 1856: with Christie, Manson & Woods (sale of the Rogers Collection, April 28, 1856, lot 375); by date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited by his sister-in-law Mrs. Burt and then by his nephew Major A. H. Browne about 1889; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 289); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February, 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund