Two-handled jar (amphora) depicting Nike at an altar
Early Classical Period
about 460 B.C.
Manner of the Alkimachos Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
33.2 cm (13 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure
Not On View
Side A: Nike, flying above an altar and holding sacrificial vessels (a pitcher and a phiale). In the field is the Greek inscription: “Nikon is handsome” (Nikon kalos). ‘Nikon’ to the left of her legs, and ‘kalos’ to the right (above the altar).
Side B: Woman walking profile to left, carrying a lighted torch in her right hand.
"Nikon is handsome" (Nikon kalos)
Side A: ΝΙΚΟΝ ΚΑΛΟΣ
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