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"Base ring ware". Dull red clay with thin black slip, burned red in places. Bowl with nearly cylindrical bottom, flaring sides, and narrow vertical edge; low base ring; on one side near edge a recurved handle of two bands that come together and separate again in two points. No decoration.


By date unknown: Cesnola Collection; by date unknown: Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection; purchased by MFA from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 1916, for $ 51.88 (this is the total price of MFA 16.166-16.193)

Credit Line

Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Late Cypriote II Period, about 1400–1300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 137.


Legacy dimension: H. .073 D. .154 m.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Base-ring I ware


The Ancient World