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Oil flask (alabastron)

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Alabastron with slightly convex sides, sharply angled shoulder. White zone on top of rim. Tongue pattern and reserved line below shoulder; Three reserved bands below white zone on body. Modern white slip on which two scenes are sketched in pencil. (Removed Feb. 1946) (A) Two youths pouring water...

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Date unknown: anonymous collection; July 1, 1902: anonymous gift to MFA

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Early Classical, About 470 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground and black glaze


The Ancient World