Wine jar (oinochoe) with Apollo and Artemis
about 465 B.C.
the Altamura Painter
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Caskey-Beazley, Attic Vase Paintings (MFA), no. 105.
Height: 34.8 cm (13 11/16 in.); diameter: 16.9 cm (6 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Red Figure technique
Not On View
Apollo and Artemis making a libation at an altar. Apollo wears long sleeved chiton and himation, laurel wreath, and quiver; holds kithara and phiale. Artemis wears chiton and leopard skin and quiver; holds bow and oinochoë.
Some pieces restored in plaster.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens. Said to come from Sunium.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund