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Vase in the form of a head

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Vase in shape of a head. On one side, surface indented to form eyes. Exterior has raised lines for eyebrows and beak or nose. Rim has small excrescences. Handles are ribbed and terminate in knobs. Three lines of ribbing around vase below handles. Green glaze on exterior, dark yellow on interior....

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Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Roman, Middle Imperial Period, A.D. 80–120

Place of Manufacture

Rome or Ostia, Lazio, Italy

Dimensions

Height: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.) diameter: 9.7 cm.

Accession Number

50.2297

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels