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Vase in the shape of a mouse

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Plastic vase in shape of a mouse. The central spout has a pierced lug handle either side, and a feeding spout is between the back lug and the tail. The mouse crouches with its front paws under its chin and its tail curled up beneath itself. The mouth of the vessel, in the center of the back,...

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Provenance

By 1967: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 10021 (according to Komor's records: From Italy); gift of Mathias Komor to MFA, September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Mathias Komor

Greek, South Italian, Classical Period, about 450–410 B.C.

Place of Creation

Sicily, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 106.

Dimensions

Height x length: 8 x 15.5 cm (3 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.581

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure, Sicilian Plastic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels