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On either side, a bearded Gorgoneion. Eyebrows and other features painted in thinned glaze. Added red for tongue and hair, pupils of eyes. Added white for eyes and lips. Broken and mended; complete.

Provenance

By 1956: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 16, June 30, 1956, lot 107); by 1966: with André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., May 11, 1966

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 510 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.) diameter; 18.6 cm (7 5 /16 in.)

Accession Number

66.269

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels