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Perfume flask (alabastron) with siren and duck

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Decorated with a siren wearing a polos, in profile to right; a duck behind; rosettes in field; intsct. Said to be from Rhodes.


By date unknown: with Henry Baylies (according to MFA Register of Pottery; from Rhodes); purchased by MFA from Henry Baylies, October 15, 1891

Credit Line

Everett Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 448.


Height x diameter: 8.9 x 4.5 cm (3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

painted ceramic


The Ancient World