Spherical aryballos

Greek
Early Corinthian Period


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Accession Number

1986.1019

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Gorgoneion. Pale yellow clay. Large polychrome face of Medusa in black, white, red. Tongue extended, pointed canines, huge eyes. On the back, black and red whirligig. Rosette on top of mouth.

Provenance

By 1958: with George Allen, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa.; 1958: gift of George Allen to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 12, 1986; accessioned by MFA as a year-end gift in 1986, January 21, 1987

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule