Two-handled jar (amphora)

Archaic Period
about 530 B.C.
Painter Circle of the Lysippides Painter

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

CVA Boston 1, pl. 13.


Height: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



Side A: Bridal pair in a chariot, accompanied by Apollo playing the kithara, Artemis with two torches, and Hermes. A deer stands next to Artemis and a dog wearing a collar next to Hermes.
Side B: Poseidon carrying a trident and a small dolphin, a panther wearing a halter, Aphrodite (or Leto) reaching forward to touch Apollo’s back,and Apollo wearing an ivy wreath, all face toward Artemis, her right hand raised in greeting. At her side, a fawn.


By 1948: Essex Institute Collection, Salem, Massachusetts (with an unknown provenance); loaned to MFA, February 10, 1965; purchased by MFA from the Essex Institute, March 13, 1968

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund