Cypro-Archaic I Period
about 750–600 B.C.
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 180.
Height: 20.3 cm (8 in.) Diameter: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, White Painted IV Ware
Not On View
Spherical body, small ring base, trefoil mouth, ribbed handle. Decoration painted in brown on pale slip: band outside mouth; handle is solid brown; two bands at top of neck, one at bottom. On body a set of ten concentric circles. On either side a set of nine concentric circles, each with five smaller concentric circle ornaments inside. On front of body, two eight-spoked wheel ornaments.
By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription