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Jug in the form of the head of a youth

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Wavy layers of hair on head; corkscrew curl going down behind each ear to the flat base. Youthful face, lines in neck. White incrustation inside vase mouth between licks of hair, spotting face and neck, and over most of under-side of base. Head mended, missing hair in back replaced by red clay;...

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Provenance

By 1996: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022 (Art of the Ancient World IX, no. 126); purchased from Royal-Athena Galleries by Herbert C. Lust III; gift of Herbert C. Lust III to MFA, December 18, 1996

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert C. Lust III

Roman Provincial, Early Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); width: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.); diameter: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.).

Accession Number

1996.356

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, African Red Slip Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels