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Oil flask (alabastron) in the form of a siren

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


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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, mold-made


The Ancient World