c. 475–450 BC
Overall: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1926.520
The artist used white paint for the eyes and an ivy wreath, now partly lost.
Mold-made vases in the form of human heads became popular in Athens in the fifth century BC. Although some represent male figures (including Herakles, Dionysos, and satyrs) and often take the form of drinking cups, wine jugs in the form of women’s heads are most common. Unusual on this example are the incised ears.
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