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Oil flask (aryballos)

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Head of Herakles wearing his lionskin. Buff clay partly encrusted; traces of red paint. Fine modeling of all the features.

Provenance

By 1970: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (said to come from Rhodes); purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 550 B.C.

Dimensions

8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.64

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels