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Oil flask (alabastron)

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Lion, with large wing, walking to right. Filling ornaments in the form of rosettes and a large triangle beneath the wing. Concentric rings on bottom. Colors red, black, and brown on buff clay.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. and George Allen (said by the donors to be from Etruria); gift of Messrs. Robert E. Hecht, Jr. and George Allen to MFA, December 14, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Messrs. Robert E. Hecht, Jr. and George Allen

Greek, Archaic Period, Middle Corinthian, about 600–575 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1465

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels