Perfume vase (aryballos)

Greek
Protocorinthian Period


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 401.

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.); diameter 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.512

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On lip, rays inside a circle. Should has alternating red and brown tongues. Principal band of decoration has two boars attacking one another and a lion walking to right. Below this, a narrow band of dogs (?), a band of rays

Provenance

By 1898/9: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens 1898-9.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund