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Flask (lekythos)

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Late Cypriote I–II Period
about 1400–1350 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 136.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .142 D. .082 m.

Accession Number

16.193

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Base-ring Ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

“Base ring ware”. Dull red clay with smoth black slip. Ovoid body; slender contracting neck with flaring mouth; strap handle from body to upper part of neck; low base ring. Double relief line around neck at junction of handle, and similar vertical line on body opposite the handle.

Provenance

By date unknown: Cesnola Collection; by date unknown: Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection; purchased by MFA from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 1916, for $ 51.88 (this is the total price of MFA 16.166-16.193)

Credit Line

Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund