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Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a human head

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Plastic terracotta vase resembling Cypriote sculptured human head. Clay is buff, fine-textured. Traces of red and black paint on the right side. Small chip from lip, part of ear ornament and plait of hair broken off on left side. Round, out turned mouth of vase crowns elaborate coiffure formed...

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By 1976: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (from the Pierides Collection, Paris, according to his invoice); purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, October 13, 1976

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Mary E. Moore Gift

Cypriote, Cypro-Archaic Period,


H. 0.07m.

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The Ancient World