Oil flask (squat alabastron)

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic II B Period
about 1550–1490 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6 x 15 cm (2 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.); diameter of top: 7 cm.

Accession Number

1995.831

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

With three lug handles. The solid wavy pattern, bordered by dots, at the bottom of the vase is thought to be a stylized rock pattern. Wheel pattern on the bottom.

Provenance

By the 1960s: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (acquired on the art market in Athens with a legal export permit); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Vermeule, 11/12/1965 (loan no. 216.65); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 29, 1996

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III