Two-handled jar (amphora) depicting Athena flanked by columns
about 510–500 B.C.
The Nikoxenos Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Height: 43.6 cm (17 3/16 in.); diameter: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Side A: Athena walking to left. Device on shield a Pegasos, with inscription KALE PITHON (“Pithon is pretty”)
Side B: Athena walking to left. Device on shield a wreath, with the inscription NIKE KALE (“Victory is pretty”).
Broken in antiquity and mended with rivets of which only marks are left.
Side A: ΠΙΘΟΝ ΚΑΛΕ
Side B: ΝΙΚΕ ΚΑΛΕ
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: probably from Sicily but perhaps from Southern Italy); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund