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Flask (lekythos)

"Base ring ware". Dull red clay with smoth black slip. Ovoid body; slender contracting neck with flaring mouth; strap handle from body to upper part of neck; low base ring. Double relief line around neck at junction of handle, and similar vertical line on body opposite the handle.

Provenance

By date unknown: Cesnola Collection; by date unknown: Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection; purchased by MFA from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 1916, for $ 51.88 (this is the total price of MFA 16.166-16.193)

Credit Line

Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Late Cypriote I–II Period, about 1400–1350 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 136.

Accession Number

16.193

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Base-ring Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels