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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1925.30.8
Title
Alabastron (oil flask): Lion
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 620-600 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Corinthia
Period
Orientalizing period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/292211
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Black-figure
Dimensions
8.4 x 4.6 cm (3 5/16 x 1 13/16 in.)
mouth: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Provenance
[Athens, 1898] sold; to Joseph C. Hoppin, (1898-1925), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1925.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Joseph C. Hoppin
Accession Year
1925
Object Number
1925.30.8
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Rosette on top of rim and neck, dots on base. On body a lion to right with rosettes and ornaments in field.
Publication History

Joseph Clark Hoppin and Albert Gallatin, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, U.S.A.: volume 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections, Libraire Ancienne Edouard Champion (Paris, 1926), plate 1, no. 8

Exhibition History

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

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