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Faience aryballos (perfume vase) in the form of two heads

Period:
Archaic
Date:
4th quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Faience
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.142
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
This perfume vase formed of two heads with Egyptianizing wiglike hair was probably made at Naukratis, a Greek trading station in the Nile Delta.
Said to be from Tarquinia, in Etruria

Mertens, Joan R. and Carlos A. Picón. 1993. "Acquisitions in Focus I: Greek and Roman Antiquities at the Metropolitan Museum." Apollo, 138: pp. 40-44, n. 3.

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