Two-handled jar (amphora) with the arming of Achilles
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
CVA Boston 1, pl. 27; 28, 3.
Height: 30.7cm (12 1/16in.) Diameter: 21.7cm (8 9/16in.) Weight: 3 lb. (1.36 kg)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Figure
Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)
Side B: Thetis bringing armor to Achilles: Phoinix present. Figures labeled.
Side A: Herakles and Apollo struggling over tripod in presence of Hermes. Figures labeled. Signature of potter “Amasis epoiesen” (“Amasis made [it]”)
Much broken and restored.
Label attached: “Foot formerly on Amasis amphora 01.8027. Removed 1940”
See 1972.228, a fragment that joins this vase. It had been acquired by The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, in 1897.
"Thetis", "Achilles", "Phoinix", "Amasis epoiesen", "Hermes", "Apollo", "Herakles"
By date unknown: Alfred Bourguignon Collection (said to have come from Orvieto, according to CVA, Boston 1, p. 20); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought privately from the collection of Alfred Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund