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Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a bust of Medusa

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Hair, eyes, and snakes colored in brown glaze, white and purple are also used. In form of archaic bust of Medusa.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 273; by 1899: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Rhodes, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 498.

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.510

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels