Storage bin reused as burial urn

Greek, East Greek
7th or 6th century B.C.


Findspot: Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

24.5 x 22.9 cm (9 5/8 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

84.207

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Aeolic gray ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A bronze libation bowl (phiale) is used as a cover. The damage to the vase’s rim could be intentional. The cremated remains are still in the vase.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America