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Funerary vase (lekanis)

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ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #150 , p. 221 Lekanis Early 3rd century B.C. The handle-zone is decorated with applied relief consisting of a central head of Medusa flanked by a floral scroll populated with tiny Erotes. A bead-and-reel molding defines the lower border. The background is pink,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Elie Borowski, May 13, 1970

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, Early 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Centuripe, Sicily, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 150.

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm (29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.478

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Centuripe ware (Sicilian)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels