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Amphora-shaped vase

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Two small handles. Light clay, decorated with triangles etc., in dull red brown lines.

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, Bronze Age, Middle Cypriote II–III Period, about 1800–1600 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 130.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.163 H. 0.143 D.

Accession Number

72.78

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Painted IV Ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels