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Perfume flask (alabastron) depicting Menelaos and Helen as bride and groom

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Side A: Menelaos, (Add Greek), Helen, (add Greek), Eros. Side B: Woman holding two trays, stands facing a seated youth. Neck of vase somewhat restored. Mouth alien. ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #28 (00.360) Alabastron Related to th V. and A. Group about 350-340 B.C. A. Menelaos and...

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By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From South Italy); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Late Classical Period, about 350–340 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 028.


Height x diameter: 26.4 x 7.6 cm (10 3/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World