Cypro-Geometric I Period
about 1050–950 B.C.
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 222.
Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.) Diameter: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Slip Painted Ware
Not On View
Ovoid body, trefoil mouth, one handle, small base. Most of body covered with fluting. Decoration in dull black: line at lip, two dotted circles (eyes) on either side of neck, band at bottom of neck. On shoulder a reserved band with a cross-hatched triangle at center, and a framed vertical chevron stack on each side. Body below shoulder, including fluted area, is solid black.
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