Detail of the figural scene on side A, left: a bearded man, wearing a hima...

View of the right side

Detail of the figural scene on side B, left: a bearded man, wearing a hima...

Detail of the figural scene on side B, right: a youth, wrapped in a himati...

View of side B from the right: a youth holding an amphora

Detail of the figural scene on side A, right: a bearded man, wearing a him...

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Summary: Side A: A man buying an amphoraSide B: A youth with an amphora, and a man
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Painter: Near the Boreas Painter
Context: From Greece
Date: ca. 480 BC - ca. 470 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.46 m; Diam. (mouth) 0.225 m
Primary Citation: ARV2, 540.4; Beazley Addenda 2, 256
Shape: Amphora
Beazley Number: 206122
Period: Early Classical


Decoration Description:

Side A: A bearded man, wearing a himation, holds an amphora in his left hand, while another bearded man, wearing a himation, leans on a staff under his left arm, and holds a change purse in his upraised right hand, in the process of buying the amphora.

Side B: A bearded man, wearing a himation, gestures with his right hand, and holds a staff under his left arm, while a youth, wrapped in a himation, holds an amphora.

Shape Description: Type B amphora

Collection History: Acquired in 1910.

Sources Used: CVA, Louvre 8, III.Id, pl. 38.1-2