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Elongated round-bottomed oil bottle (alabastron) with a cock

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Scratched lines of ornament remain, showing a griffin. Fine white clay, spotted and scratched. Attributed to the Fol Painter.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Sarcophagus No. 1. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, Early Corinthian, 600–590 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 452.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .079 H. .041 D.

Accession Number

84.152

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels