Neck amphora with Eos and Tithonos

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 490 B.C.
the Tithonos Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 083.

Dimensions

Height: 30.4 cm (11 15/16 in.); diameter 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.816

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Beaded handles. Name-vase of the Tithonos Painter.

Side A: Tithonos with lyre flees to right before Eos.
Side B: Youth with lyre.

[Label text]:
Eos, the winged personification of Dawn, carries off the young Trojan Tithonos. On the back of the amphora is another youth with a lyre.

Provenance

March 24, 1903: sold by Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 –d. 1928), London, to the MFA (according to Warren's records: MFA 03.805-03.833, 03.836-03.837, 03.906 were found in one cemetery in Campania; according to Caskey-Beazley part 2, p. 37, no. 83: from Suessula).

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900