Oil flask (alabastron) with a siren and a goose

Greek
Archaic Period, Early Corinthian
620–590 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.170

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Siren with polos, a goose, and rosettes as filling ornaments.

Provenance

By 1964: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (probably acquired in Rome about 1956); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, August 17, 1964 (loan number 147.64); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule