Larnax

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic IIIB-C
about 1200 B.C.


Dimensions

49 x 89 x 27.4 cm (19 5/16 x 35 1/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.54

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Front and two side pieces (sawed in half).
Front: Two warriors or heroes walking in a field of spiral flowers, followed by enormous bird with two collars. Flowers around, guilloche and fillets borders. Sides: palm tree and Horns of Consecration, in facade-tiers. Colors: red, green, brown on buff clay.

Provenance

1956: said to have been found in Central Greece in the region of Tanagra when a new military airfield was being constructed; by 1963: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, February 12, 1964

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund