Late Classical Period
about mid 4th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Height: 32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.); diameter (at mouth): 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Side A: Two Arimaspeans, legendary people of the far north, the one at left mounted, the one at right on foot, attacked by two griffins. Both Arimaspeans face right but turn backward (to the left) to strike the monsters with short swords.
Side B: Three draped youths conversing.
1973, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Galerie für Griechische, Römische und Byzantinische Kunst, Frankfurt, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: June 13, 1973)
Francis Welch Fund