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Oil flask (alabastron) with a siren and a goose

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Siren with polos, a goose, and rosettes as filling ornaments.

Provenance

By 1964: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (probably acquired in Rome about 1956); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, August 17, 1964 (loan number 147.64); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Greek, Archaic Period, Early Corinthian, 620–590 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.170

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels