Amphora

Cypriote
Cypro-geometric III Period
about 850–700 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 165.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.516 H. 0.432 D.

Accession Number

72.121

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Painted III ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ribbed handles, white clay. Purplish brown lines and stripes on body; geometric patterns on neck. Broken on one side, and restored.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription