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Vapheio cup shape. Whorl-shell pattern, with stripes above, in middle and below; red on buff. Cf. Furumark MP, motif 23, nos. 6-9, fig. 51 (opp. p. 310). (The motif is usual in long-stemmed kylikes)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Wolfgang Meyer, Lugano; according to the invoice from Münzen und Medaillen: before 1959: purchased from Wolfgang Meyer by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 180.00 with funds from the bequest of Miss Grace Nelson (recorded as Bequest of Miss Grace Nelson)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Grace Nelson

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic III B Period, about 1350–1200 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.132

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels