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Plastic jug in the form of a mouse

The mouse is painted a lustrous black, with palmettes on each haunch and a grapevine on the back in added white (the leaves and grapes white; the vine itself incised). White is also used for the eyes. The eyebrows, whiskers, and other details are incised. Its classification here as Campanian...

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Provenance

gift of Henry P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, mid 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 095.

Accession Number

80.588

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels