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Red clay, polished; flaring rim, tall cylindrical neck, globular body, handle from rim to shoulder; incised lines around neck, vertical bands enclosing incised squares or diamonds on body.


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus) (according to Fairbanks, Catalogue: from Alambra, Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Early Cypriote III Period, about 2100–2000 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 091.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Polished III ware


The Ancient World