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Barrel-shaped jug of Bichrome Ware

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Barrel-shaped jug with narrow neck and handle; small boss on either end of body. White-painted fabric with linear decoration in black-brown paint and matt red: rings on mouth and neck; zig-zag on handle; concentric rings around body; below handle, abstract pattern of hatched lozenges.


By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 12, 1957

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Cypriote, Cypro-geometric I Period, about 1050–950 B.C.


Legacy dimension: H. 0.37.5; W. 0.29 m.

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bichrome ware


The Ancient World