Kernos (libation vase)

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic Period
about 1200–1100 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

35.735

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ring-shaped with bull’s head and three small vases, part of fourth, and place for fifth on ring. Twisted basket handle with one of pair of doves on top. Conventional decoratin of herring-bone and floral patterns in dark brown on light pinkish brown clay. Nostrils of bull pierced, and a third hole below. Amphora, 2 skyphoi painted solid. Filled arcs connected by diagonals. Chevrons, triangles. Close Style, perhaps fr. Rhodes or Cyprus (EV).

Provenance

Purchased for $ 150.00

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund