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Sometimes called an alabastron, but with little resemblance to the traditional form; the generic term "bottle" is perhaps preferable. Compared with examples of the next quarter century, the neck is wider, the body more sack-shaped, and the mouth smaller. The foot is grooved in two...

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Date unknown: according to Vase-Painting in Italy, no. 116: Bought by C. C. Perkins; purchased by MFA from General Funds, 1880

Credit Line

General Funds

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 116.


14.3 x 8.2 cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Gnathian Ware


The Ancient World