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Attic Head Vase

Object Details

Title:

Attic Head Vase

Artist/Maker:
Culture:

Greek (Attic)

Place:

Athens, Greece (Place Created)

Date:

about 470 B.C.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

83.AE.242

Dimensions:

18.8 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Herbert L. Lucas

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Object Description

Vessel in the form of a pitcher with high handle atop a mold-made woman's head. Two bands of relief dots suggest the woman's hair, enclosed by a head-covering. She wears a white wreath (painted on the black surface of the vessel). Her eyes and brows are rendered with black, and a narrow band runs around the base.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1983

Nicolas Koutoulakis, 1910 - 1996 (Geneva, Switzerland)

1983

Herbert L. Lucas Jr. (Los Angeles, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Bibliography
Bibliography

"Acquisitions/1983." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), p. 248, no. 87.

Schreiber, Toby. Athenian Vase Construction: A Potter's Analysis (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1999), figs. 28.4-28.5.