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Circular box and lid with overhanging rim and modelled female head. Lid has checkerboard pattern on sides with squares painted in red and black. From center rises a head of a woman; flesh yellow-white, hair and details brown. Condition: Head broken off and replaced with slight...

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By 1896: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Thebes 1896); 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, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 542.


Height: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World