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Amphora

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Handmade vase of buff clay with darker grits. Globular body with narrow high neck out-turned at top; two handles on shoulder. Four stripes of matt paint on top of shoulder close to neck, and four more under handles. Large sections restored.

Provenance

By date unknown: Lincoln MacVeagh Collection (said to have been found in the dromos of the tomb of Clytemnestra at Mycenae and acquired by the donor while he was ambassador to Greece); gift of Lincoln MacVeagh to MFA, February 11, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Lincoln MacVeagh

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Middle Helladic II Period, about 1800–1600 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.121

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels