Bowl

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Early Minoan II-III Period
about 2600–2000 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.17

Medium or Technique

Banded limestone (travertine)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Bowl. On three sides the rim projects slightly to form horizontal handles. On the fourth side is a spout. Flattened at the bottom. Brown and café au lait color. Intact. Material: first called alabaster, changed to banded tufa. R. Newman, 4/25/94: calcite, banded limestone, could be called travertine.

Provenance

1908, excavated at the cemetery of Mochlos, Crete, by Richard Berry Seager (b. 1882 - d. 1925), acquired in the division of finds, and shipped to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: January 14, 1909)

NOTE: In recognition of support provided for excavations provided by Mrs. T. James Bowlker.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. T. James Bowlker