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Perfume vase in the shape of a female head

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Traces of purple on the chiton and necklace; broken and mended. Bust of a woman wearing a wreath; her hair falls in long locks on each shoulder.

Provenance

By 1891: with Henry Baylies (said to come from Rhodes); purchased by MFA from Henry Baylies, October 15, 1891

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Greek, East Greek, early 6th century B.C. (contemp. with Md. Corinth. 600–580 B.C.)

Place of Manufacture

Rhodes, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 499.

Dimensions

8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

91.213

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels