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Alabastron

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Rounded bottom; walls tapering sharply upward, flat disk mouth with small hole. Mouth chipped. Mouth glazed, vertical zigzags on neck, bottom plain. Nude man and youth; behind them dog and three youths, two of whom carry white cocks.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550–535 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.30c

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels