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Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)

Attributed to the Beth Pelet Painter
ca. 460 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure, white-ground
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm); diameter 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Two women

The women are shown with a fillet and wreath and a mirror, suggesting that they are in the domestic quarters of the house.
Said to be from Greece

Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 15, Gallatin pl. 25.5, .6, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Bandinelli, Ranuccio Bianchi. 1958. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale, Vol. 2. p. 71, fig. 121, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

Beazley, John D. 1963[1942]. Attic Red-figure Vase-painters, Vols. 1 and 2, 2nd ed. p. 729, no. 21, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Maffre, Jean-Jacques. 1972. "Collection de l'École française d'Athènes." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 96(1): p. 57 n. 60.

Badinou, Panayota. 2003. La laine et le parfum: Épinetra et alabastres, forme, iconographie et fonction, recherche de céramique attique féminine, Monographs on Antiquity, Vol. 2. no. A 331, p. 214, pl. 117, Louvain: Peeters.

Algrain, Isabelle. 2014. L'Alabastre Attique: Origine, Forme et Usages, Études D’Archéologie 7. cat. II.6, p. 266, Bruxelles: CReA-Patrimoine.

Beazley Archive Pottery Database no. 208974.

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