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Terracotta Columbus alabastron (perfume vase)

Related to the Beldam Painter
Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 470 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Dietrich von Bothmer, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.201.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Columbus alabastra are a simple solution to the problem of having the normally round-bottomed vases stand without an additional support. Their rarity is noteworthy.
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