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ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #161 (58.1296) Skyphos (glaux) Probably mid-4th century B.C. The decoration is in creamy added white, without incision. A and B: An owl flanked by vertical twigs of olive stares out of large, round eyes. The beak and the dot and circle of the eyes are...

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By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; November 13, 1958: loaned to MFA by Horace L. Mayer (as 119.58); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 11, 1958

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Italic, perhaps Etruscan, Late Classical Period, probably mid-4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 161.


Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World