|Collection:||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Summary:||Frieze of lions, panthers, and grazing ruminants.|
|Painter:||Attributed to the Painter of Vatican 73|
|Attributed By:||R. Lullies|
|Date:||ca. 630 BC - ca. 615 BC|
H 0.235 m.
|Ceramic Phase:||Transitional Corinthian|
There is wear and flaking on the handle, rim, and neck.
The handle, rim, and neck are painted black, with white dot-rosettes over the black. On the shoulder, there is a band of tongues, and below that a band with a row of white dot-rosettes. Above the animal frieze are three rows of alternating checks, while below the frieze is a band of rays.
The animal frieze, moving left from the handle to the right, depicts a lion facing left, then a grazing goat facing right, a panther-bird facing right with its head turned to look at the viewer, and a lion facing right. Next are confronting seated sphinxes with sickle-shaped wings; in between them is a siren, wearing a cap. The siren walks up the leg of the right-hand sphinx. After these, there is a lion facing left, a grazing stag facing right, a panther facing left, and under the handle a grazing bull facing right.
Gift of Milton Chumley, 1964.
CJ 66 (1970-71): 4-6, figs. 5a-c
CVA France 21, Louvre 13 AJA 70(1966): 296 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bulletin 62(1964): 103-113.