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Askos with the monster Skylla

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A modeled figure of Skylla stretches along the top, her long, undulating body painted with black and red spots on a blue-streaked white ground. Two spotted dogs spring from her waist on either side of the vessel's mouth, which she holds in her hands. Skylla has red hair and a tunic with pink...

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By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples. Said to be and no doubt from Canosa.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 300 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Canusium (Canosa), Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 149.


Height x depth: 38 x 30.3 cm (14 15/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World