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Amphora

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Light slip; bands of red and brown; on each side two birds facing a tree. Decorations restored.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from 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, Cypro-geometric III–Cypro-archaic IA Period, about 850–600 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 182.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.24 H. 0.197 D.

Accession Number

72.100

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bichrome I ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels