Perfume flask (alabastron) with siren and duck

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


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 448.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.9 x 4.5 cm (3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

91.211

Medium or Technique

painted ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Decorated with a siren wearing a polos, in profile to right; a duck behind; rosettes in field; intsct. Said to be from Rhodes.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Henry Baylies (according to MFA Register of Pottery; from Rhodes); purchased by MFA from Henry Baylies, October 15, 1891

Credit Line

Everett Fund