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Mug in the shape of a man's head

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The mug has the form of a man's head topped by a rim and handle. The face is a deep black color and the texture of hair, broad nose, and protruding lips identify the subject as an African man. His age is indicated by crow's feet and wrinkles on his forehead. On the rim are two large eyes, one on...

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By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bruschi Collection, Corneto); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World