Sieve jug

Greek, East Greek
Orientalizing Period
Late 7th–6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture: West Anatolia


Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.) diameter of body: 13 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)


The Ancient World



Brownish-black on buff. Body decoration in three zones: widely spaced rays below guilloche pattern which encircles the center, and alternating light and dark tongues above around the upper root of the striped, bipartite handle; foot decorated with dark bands of various widths.
Depressed spherical body set on high conical foot. Front indicated by an open, flaring spout, separated from the interior by a perforated area of body wall. Handle on right side of body, at right angle to spout. Vase fills through opening in underside of foot. Preserved intact.


1972, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Galerie für Griechische, Römische und Byzantinische Kunst, Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1972)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund