Ritual jug with serpents
Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic III C:1 Period
16 cm (6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Chocolate-brown paint on a cream ground with dense patterns of spirals, filled arcs, and bordered lines. Side-handle and spout in form of a cup with two handles (strainer). Around shoulder, two spotted snakes with heads over rim of cup-spout.
1971, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Frankfurt, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: January 13, 1971)
NOTE: Said by the dealer at the time of acquisition to have come from Troy.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund