Pitcher

Cypriote
Cypro-Archaic I Period
about 750–600 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 180.

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.) Diameter: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.58

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Painted IV Ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Spherical body, small ring base, trefoil mouth, ribbed handle. Decoration painted in brown on pale slip: band outside mouth; handle is solid brown; two bands at top of neck, one at bottom. On body a set of ten concentric circles. On either side a set of nine concentric circles, each with five smaller concentric circle ornaments inside. On front of body, two eight-spoked wheel ornaments.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription