Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Alabastron

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Apulian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
Diameter: 2 3/16 × 1 15/16 × 1 11/16 in. (5.5 × 5 × 4.3 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.172
Not on view
Unlike Attic alabastra which were suspended, Apulian alabastra were made with a foot.
A: woman holding a wreath and a branch. B: youth holding a branch.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 20, Gallatin pl. 32.9, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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