Oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a human head

Cypriote
Cypro-Archaic Period


Dimensions

H. 0.07m.

Accession Number

1976.721

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Plastic terracotta vase resembling Cypriote sculptured human head. Clay is buff, fine-textured. Traces of red and black paint on the right side. Small chip from lip, part of ear ornament and plait of hair broken off on left side. Round, out turned mouth of vase crowns elaborate coiffure formed of rows of fine incisions in herring-bone pattern. Large eyes, prominent nose, small mouth. Ornamental ear coverings, necklace.

Provenance

By 1976: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (from the Pierides Collection, Paris, according to his invoice); purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, October 13, 1976

Credit Line

Mary E. Moore Gift