Four-handled jar (pithos) with lid
Middle Geometric Period
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 283.
Height (vase) 32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Jar (pithos) and lid. Two pairs of handles on opposite sides, and two single handles, one each midway between double handles. Double handles are hatched, and singles decorated with hatching and zig-zags. On lid: cross-hatched triangles on knob, dark band and hatched meander. On body, between double handles, a panel of decoration (with single handle at center), including cross-hatched diamonds, zig-zags and hatched meander. Below this, mainly dark slip with a efw bands of reserve and slip.
By date unknown: H. P. Kidder Collection (according to E. Robinson, Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Vases, no. 11: found in Crete); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, December 1881
Gift of H. P. Kidder