Perfume vase in the shape of a female head

Greek, East Greek
early 6th century B.C. (contemp. with Md. Corinth. 600–580 B.C.)


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 499.

Dimensions

8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

91.213

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Traces of purple on the chiton and necklace; broken and mended.
Bust of a woman wearing a wreath; her hair falls in long locks on each shoulder.

Provenance

By 1891: with Henry Baylies (said to come from Rhodes); purchased by MFA from Henry Baylies, October 15, 1891

Credit Line

Everett Fund