Sieve jug

Greek, East Greek
Orientalizing Period
Late 7th–6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture: West Anatolia


Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.) diameter of body: 13 cm

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On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)


The Ancient World



Brownish-black on buff. Body decoration in three zones: widely spaced rays below guilloche pattern which encircles the center, and alternating light and dark tongues above around the upper root of the striped, bipartite handle; foot decorated with dark bands of various widths.
Depressed spherical body set on high conical foot. Front indicated by an open, flaring spout, separated from the interior by a perforated area of body wall. Handle on right side of body, at right angle to spout. Vase fills through opening in underside of foot. Preserved intact.


By 1972: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Gallery of Greek and Roman and Byzantine Art, Telemannstrasse 5, 6000 Frankfurt-Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund