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Burial jar

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Red pot; covered with a brick when found, and contained no earth, only calcined bones. Uniform color. No glaze. Body perfect with two shallow impressed rings on shoulder. Neck much broken; a series of shallow wave-like rings. One handle perfect. Foot broken.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); corner of third enclosure, necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

25.1 x 32.4 cm (9 7/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.295

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels