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Perfume vase (aryballos)

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On lip, rays inside a circle. Should has alternating red and brown tongues. Principal band of decoration has two boars attacking one another and a lion walking to right. Below this, a narrow band of dogs (?), a band of rays


By 1898/9: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens 1898-9.); 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, Protocorinthian Period,

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 401.


Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.); diameter 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World