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Mug in the form of an African boy's head

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VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #178 (07.863) Plastic Mug in the Form of an African Boy's Head Attributed to the Negro-Boy Group 2nd half of 4th century B.C. Circling the bottom of the neck is a band of dotted egg-pattern framed by stripes. The boy's snail-shell curls were applied separately, as was...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to a letter from Edward Perry Warren, dated November 3, 1907, this vase, with 07.862 and 07.864, came from the same Faliscan tomb); purchased from Edward Perry Warren by W. A. Gardner; gift of W. A. Gardner to MFA, December 12, 1907

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Gift of W. A. Gardner

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 178.


Height: 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World