Archaic Period
525–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 2, pl. 065, 2-4; 066.


Overall: height: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.); diameter: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) Bowl: height: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.); diameter at widest point: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) Stand: height: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.); diameter of foot: 31 cm (12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, black-figure technique

On View

Ancient Greece: Dionysos & Symposium Gallery (Gallery 215B)


The Ancient World



Lebes and stand.
Side A: Inside the rim are four ships of war, with oars and sails. Outside, an ivy pattern on the neck and a red band and narrow astragal on the shoulder.
Side B: Stand. An ivy border near the rim, and a pattern of radiating lines, red and black, near the outer edge of the base.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to 1890 MFA Annual Report: from Orvieto); Nov.ember1890: anonymous gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Anonymous gift