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.

von Bothmer, Dietrich, Carlos A. Picón, Joan R. Mertens, and Elizabeth J. Milleker. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1992–1993: Ancient World." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 51(2): p. 9.

Howard Kathleen. 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.