Two-handled jar (amphora)

Archaic Period
about 540–530 B.C.
The Botkin Class

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 25.


Height: 29.3 cm (11 9/16 in.); diameter: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Side A: Contest of two warriors, one using a sword, the other a spear. Below each handle pattern of palmettes and spirals. Repaired without restoration. Small pieces missing.
Side B: Two warriors, one pursuing the other to right. Each heavy armed. The pursued has the forepart of a panther as a shield-device. Inscriptions on both sides.
Botkin Class


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Morrison sale 283. From the Castellani collection.); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund