Storage bin reused as burial urn
Greek, East Greek
7th or 6th century B.C.
Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Necropolis
24.5 x 22.9 cm (9 5/8 x 9 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Aeolic gray ware
Not On View
A bronze libation bowl (phiale) is used as a cover. The damage to the vase’s rim could be intentional. The cremated remains are still in the vase.
From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America