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Quadruple vase ("Head-Cruet")

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Four small, lidded, black-glazed stamnoid pyxides, with rolled-back handles, sit on a cylindrical base decorated with alternating red-figure palmettes in black and white triangular frames. Between each pair of pyxides is a mold-made female head with Phrygian cap, also glazed black. In the center...

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By date unknown: Misses Norton Collection (loaned to MFA on July 8, 1912 as 923.12); gift of the Misses Norton to MFA, September 11, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Norton

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, End of 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 094.


Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World