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Plastic mug in the form of an African boy's head

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ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #179 (07.864) Plastic Mug in the Form of an African Boy's Head Attributed to the Negro-Boy Group 2nd half of 4th century B.C. Nearly identical to cat. no. 178.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to a letter from Edward Perry Warren, dated November 3, 1907, this vase, with 07.862 and 07.863, came from the same Faliscan tomb); purchased from Edward Perry Warren by W. A. Gardner; gift of W. A. Gardner to MFA, December 12, 1907

Credit Line

Gift of W. A. Gardner

Italic, Latin, Faliscan, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 179.


15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World