Alabastron (perfume bottle)
6th century B.C.
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 447.
Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)
Two grotesque lions, with elongated necks and small heads, stand opposite each other. Between them two swans, one above the other. In the field, flowers. The necks of all the figures are red. Details incised.
Pear shaped, with small neck. Italo-Corinthian style.
By 1877: W. S. Bigelow Collection (purchased in Italy and loaned to MFA [loan 116, Big. 22]); gift of W. S. Bigelow to MFA, Jan. 2, 1913
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection