Vase in the form of a head

Middle Imperial Period
A.D. 80–120

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lazio, Rome or Ostia


Height: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.) diameter: 9.7 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed

Not On View


The Ancient World



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

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt