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

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Faience
Credit Line:
The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.11.59
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
One head represents a woman, one is a tiger, and two depict demons that bring to mind ferocious creatures in Near Eastern mythology.
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, figs. 1-2.

Picón, Carlos A. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 51(2): p. 9.

1994. Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide: Works of Art Selected by Philippe De Montebello. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 40, pp. 56, 416, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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