Squat alabastron

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic II-IIIA:1 Period


Dimensions

7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.932

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

With three lug handles. Brown-black on buff. Rock pattern with lilies growing up at several intervals. Three concentric rings on bottom. Furumark MP, p. 41, no. 84, p. 327, rock pattern II, nos. 10 or 18. The closest parallels for this shape and rare pattern occur at Mycenae itself.

Provenance

By 1960: on the art market in Athens; purchased on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; September 21, 1960: purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III at the original dealer's total price of $ 200.00 for 60.932- 60.934

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund