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Unguentarium (elongated perfume bottle)

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Decoration in buff and white on black glaze. A wide band of checkerboard pattern alternating with squares in buff encircles the body; festoon of ivy leaves aound shoulder; another below band. Label text: Clay with black glaze, thinned clay slip and white overpaint In the "West Slope" technique...

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By 1895: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens 1895.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, First half of the 3rd century B.C.


14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, West Slope Ware


The Ancient World