Alabastron

Greek, East Greek
about 550 B.C.


Dimensions

18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.333

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Red clay, with polished surface.Two “ears” or lugs in black. The lip and neck are black glazed, with a reserved strip on the edge. Three groups of broad, flanked by narrow, glazed bands are set at regular intervals in the body.

Provenance

By date unknown: with George Allen, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; gift to MFA in Memory of Miss Grace Nelson, April 11, 1962

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Miss Grace Nelson