Oil flask (squat alabastron)
Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic II B Period
about 1550–1490 B.C.
Height x diameter: 6 x 15 cm (2 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.); diameter of top: 7 cm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
With three lug handles. The solid wavy pattern, bordered by dots, at the bottom of the vase is thought to be a stylized rock pattern. Wheel pattern on the bottom.
By the 1960s: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (acquired on the art market in Athens with a legal export permit); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Vermeule, 11/12/1965 (loan no. 216.65); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 29, 1996
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III