East Greek 'plastic vase' (perfume jar) in the shape of a woman - ROM2018_16863_29


East Greek 'plastic vase' (perfume jar) in the shape of a woman

Medium:Mould-made earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in South Ionia, possibly Samos, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 580 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
10.5 x 5.6 x 6.5 cm
Object number: 980.101.2
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis modelled vase, known as a 'plastic vase', was a form of alabastron which probably contained perfumed oil. It is in the shape bust of an archaic-style woman wearing a peplos dress. This vase was made in a two-part mould, with the front and bak moulded separately and then joined. Details of the face and dress were painted in slip.
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