Bronze Age, Late Cypriote II–IIIA Period
about 1400–1150 B.C.
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 138.
Legacy dimension: H. .246 D. .13 m.
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Base-ring Ware
Not On View
“Base ring ware.” Dull red clay with thin black slip, burned red in spots. Ovoid body; high cylindrical neck with flaring lip; strap handle from body to upper part of neck; base ring. Decoration in white, rubbed; two groups of encircling lines on the neck and two more on lower part of body; on upper part of body groups of vertical lines from plastic ring at base of neck across upper group of horizontal lines.
By date unknown: Cesnola Collection; by date unknown: Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection; purchased by MFA from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (duplicate from Cesnola Collection), 1916, for $ 51.88 (this is the total price of MFA 16.166-16.193)
Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund