Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a bust of Medusa
Greek, East Greek
6th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Rhodes
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 498.
Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)
Hair, eyes, and snakes colored in brown glaze, white and purple are also used.
In form of archaic bust of Medusa.
By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C., England, auction of the Forman Collection, June 19-22, lot 273; by 1899: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund