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Oil flask (alabastron)

Ointment bottle in the form of a hedgehog. The body is covered with brown dots to indicate quills, and the left ear is perforated.

Provenance

By date unknown: H. P. Kidder Collection; gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 508.

Accession Number

80.583

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels