High-rimmed bowl

Greek
Late Geometric Period
about 735–720 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.), Diameter: 30.1 cm

Accession Number

1978.637

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The high-rimmed bowl has two horizontal handles attached at the widest point of the shallow cup. There is a diamond-shaped design at the handle-zone and a double row of zigzags at lip. Brown on reddish buff. Wide bands of brown on inside. Broken and mended. Bowls like this one are often found in Athenian Geometric tombs as gifts for the dead.

Provenance

By date unknown before 1966: Alice Walton Collection; by 1966: Mrs. Leo H. Dworsky Collection (loaned to MFA, Sept. 8, 1966 as 550.66); gift to MFA from Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky, December 20, 1978

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky