6th century B.C.
The Micali Painter
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 576.
19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Early Black Figure, metal influence.
Outside: Principal design, a row of human-headed birds walking to left. Above them, a chevron pattern and short cross-bars along the edge.
On the edge of the cup are two knobs, one on either side of the handle.
On the handle: a large bird and two dolphins. Details incised, no colors.
Interior: Black, around the lip short vertical lines; below these a herring bone pattern.
Repaired, base restored
By 1877: William Sturgis Bigelow, Boston (loaned to MFA [loan 116, Big. 45]); gift of W. S. Bigelow to MFA, Jan. 2, 1913
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection