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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.


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


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Base-ring Ware


The Ancient World