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Alabastron

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Ancient Greek alabastron with white slip; modern with drawing in pencil, partly finished in paint. Side A: Woman standing, taking a necklace from a basket held by a servant. Side B: Girl with flute before a woman playing double flutes.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Late Classical with modern additions, 4th century B.C. (vessel) and about 1900 (drawing)

Place of Manufacture

Attica (possibly), Greece

Dimensions

21.1 cm (8 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.383

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels