Two-handled jar (amphora)
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 1, pl. 42.
Height: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Not On View
Side A: Herakles and Apollo struggle for the tripod, a fawn between them. Herakles strides to right and looks back, pulling the tripod by one of its legs with his right hand and raising his club in his left. Behind him, Apollo reaches forward grasping a leg of the tripod with each hand. At left Artemis reaches to grasp the upper leg of the tripod. At right Athena holds a spear in her left hand and reaches for the tripod with her right.
Side B: Herakles in combat with the Nemean lion flanked by Athena at the right and Iolaos at the left. Iolaos holds a club in his right hand. Athena has a spear and round shield.
Palmette-lotus chain on neck, lotus bud chain above rays. Palmettes under handles, tongues on shoulders. Body badly misfired. Incising done when vase was too dry, flaking off dry glaze along the edge.
By 1965: with an English dealer; 1965: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W1 (Sotheby & Co. Sale, November 29, 1965, lot 134); by 1967: with D. J. Crowther Ltd., (D. J. Crowther Ltd., 76 New Bond Street, London, W.1, List No. 1, 1967, no. 8); 1967: purchased from D. J. Crowther Ltd. by Charles Lipson; by 1969: purchased by George Warton from Charles Lipson; purchased by MFA from George Warton, March 11, 1970
Frederick Brown Fund