Alabastron (bombylios)

Greek


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 453.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.106 m. D. 0.006

Accession Number

19.304

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Clay dull buff, well washed. Ovoid body contracting to small neck, flat lip, small handle. Decoration in black glaze with traces of applied red, elaborate detail incised in fine lines; two tall standing panthers, facing, between them an eagle, small crossed rosettes and larger rosettes with incised detail in field; on the bottom a simple rosette in black, tongue pattern on top of lip and dots on its lip.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson