Rim of cup

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Middle Minoan II Period
about 1800 B.C.


2.5 x 3 cm (1 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Kamares Ware

Not On View


The Ancient World



Rim of cup. Fine red clay with black slip and orange and white paint. Softly pointed rim with white loop hanging from rim and orange horizontal band below. Red “P” for Phaistos?


Perhaps from Phaistos (red "P" on the sherd); by date unknown: Alice Walton Collection; by mid 1950s: Mrs. H. Stuart Hughes Collection (purchased from Louis Joseph); gift to MFA from Mrs. H. Stuart Hughes, May 14, 1959 (accepted as Apparatus); accessioned by MFA as gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky, March 25, 1992

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky