Cup with handle and projections from body

Early European, Balkan
Late Bronze Age
about 1600–1100 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Central Balkans


Height x diameter: 8.2 x 9.1 cm (3 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Cup with single handle, small foot, and incised designs filled with white slip. The body is formed of three breast-like projections. The designs are bands of zigzags, dots, dashes, hatched triangles, dangling spirals, and upright, branching lines. Roundels are stamped beside the lateral “breasts”.


By the mid 1990s: Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk Collection (said to have been purchased from a dealer in London or New York between the late 1980s to the mid 1990s); gift of Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk to MFA, December 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Harlan J. and Pamela M. Berk