Pitcher (oinochoe) and lid

Greek
Late Geometric IIa Period
735–720 B.C.
Attributed to The Bird-and-Lozenge Painter


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 266.

Dimensions

38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

99.503a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Slip is bright orange to brown. On neck: band of waterbirds, meander, band of waterbirds. On shoulder square panels (metopes), alternately containing waterbirds and four leaf design. On body: gand of wolftooth pattern, band of waterbirds, band of connected dots (almost false spirals), band of dots, five lines, rest of vase is solid. Dipylon.

Provenance

By 1898: with Edward Perry Warrren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens. Christmas 1898.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund