Vase fragment

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


5.6 x 5.4 cm (2 3/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Kamares Ware

Not On View


The Ancient World



Vase fragment. Early Kamares Ware. Coarse buff clay with black exterior slip and white and orange paint. White concentric circles radiate from an eight-petalled orange-centered rosette. 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