User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Oil flask (alabastron) in the form of a siren

Start collecting

Plastic alabastron in faience with green glaze. In form of bird with woman's head, seated on a low rectangular base.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 575 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Probably East Greece (Asia Minor)

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 505.

Dimensions

Height 6.6 x 9.3 cm (2 5/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.364

Medium or Technique

Faience, mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels