Black figure oil jug (shoulder lekythos)

Greek, East Greek
Classical Period
about 476–4 5–460 B.C.
Circle Of the Emporion Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens; Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Sarcophagus No. 103


16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Boreas, the North Wind, training a horse. Top of vase gone; figures somewhat worn. The horseman is characterized as a Thracian by his cap with long tail in back and as a speedy god by his winged boots.


From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus No. 103. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America