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Principal ornament a female head, profile to left, rising from a lily. Yellow and white used. A small, mold-made head is at either end of the handle, the upper one white with yellow hair, the lower one black. The tapering neck is tall and slender; the body is ovoid, with a flattened shoulder....

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By date unknown: Thomas Gold Appleton Collection (according to Robinson, Catalogue, no. 499: purchased by him of Alessandro Castellani. From Canosa); gift of Thomas Gold Appleton to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Gold Appleton

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 062.


25.7 cm (10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World