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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.


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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World