Fragment of jar

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Middle Minoan Period


Dimensions

6.1 x 4.2 cm (2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.1124

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vase fragment. Gray-buff clay with buff slip. Brownish red paint outside. Thick horizontal bands on either side of elongated “S” patterns. Red painted “P” [Phaistos?]

Provenance

Perhaps from Phaistos (red painted "P" on the sherd); by date unknown: Alice Walton Collection; by mid 1950s: Mrs. H. Stuart Hughes Collection (purchased from Louis Joseph); gift to MFA from Mrs. H. Stuart Hughes, May 14, 1959 (accepted as Apparatus); accessioned by MFA as gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky, March 25, 1992

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky