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Jar

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Late Cypriote III Period
about 1150–1050 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 144.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .18 D. .13

Accession Number

16.191

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Proto-White Painted Ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Pale greenish clay. Body nearly spherical; small neck with flaring lip; horitzontally attached loop handles on opposite sides near the middle; small foot. Decoration painted in thin brown; solid color on the neck; a band of chevrons above horizontal line on upper part of body; two wavy lines between handles, on which are bars; below, two lines; then solid color at the bottom.

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