Oil flask (alabastron) in the form of a siren

Greek
Archaic Period
about 575 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Probably East Greece (Asia Minor)

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 505.

Dimensions

Height 6.6 x 9.3 cm (2 5/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.364

Medium or Technique

Faience, mold-made

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Plastic alabastron in faience with green glaze. In form of bird with woman’s head, seated on a low rectangular base.

Provenance

By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund