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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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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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure, Sicilian Plastic


The Ancient World