Vase in the form of a head
Middle Imperial Period
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lazio, Rome or Ostia
Height: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.) diameter: 9.7 cm.
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Lead Glazed
Not On View
Vase in shape of a head. On one side, surface indented to form eyes. Exterior has raised lines for eyebrows and beak or nose. Rim has small excrescences. Handles are ribbed and terminate in knobs. Three lines of ribbing around vase below handles. Green glaze on exterior, dark yellow on interior. Piece was repaired.
By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950
Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt