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Alabastron

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Two sphinxes wearing kalathoi, face one another; between them a serpent; decorations in dark red.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek,

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 449.

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); diameter: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.910

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels