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Alabastron (with lid 80.619)

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Vase with two handles made of alabaster in the shape of an alabastron, a vessel used to hold perfumed oils for female bathing and funerary rites. Stone has oblique rings; lower part rough and much worn.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder

Greek, Classical period, about 475–425 B.C.

Dimensions

Height of Body 12.7 cm Diameter of Body 5.1 cm

Accession Number

80.615

Medium or Technique

Alabaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels