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Alabastron with two cocks and snake

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Perfume jar (alabastron) decorated with two cocks face to face with writhing serpent between them; eight rosettes in the field; intact. Said to be from Rhodes.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Henry Baylies (according to MFA Register of Pottery; from Rhodes); purchased by MFA from Henry Baylies, October 15, 1891

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Greek, archaic period, early Corinthian, 620–590 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 450.

Dimensions

Height: 8.4 cm.

Accession Number

91.210

Medium or Technique

painted ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels