Neck amphora with Eos and Tithonos
Early Classical Period
about 490 B.C.
the Tithonos Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 083.
Height: 30.4 cm (11 15/16 in.); diameter 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Beaded handles. Name-vase of the Tithonos Painter.
Side A: Tithonos with lyre flees to right before Eos.
Side B: Youth with lyre.
Eos, the winged personification of Dawn, carries off the young Trojan Tithonos. On the back of the amphora is another youth with a lyre.
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).
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900