Beaker

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic III B Period
about 1350–1200 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.132

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vapheio cup shape. Whorl-shell pattern, with stripes above, in middle and below; red on buff. Cf. Furumark MP, motif 23, nos. 6-9, fig. 51 (opp. p. 310). (The motif is usual in long-stemmed kylikes)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Wolfgang Meyer, Lugano; according to the invoice from Münzen und Medaillen: before 1959: purchased from Wolfgang Meyer by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 180.00 with funds from the bequest of Miss Grace Nelson (recorded as Bequest of Miss Grace Nelson)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Grace Nelson