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Cypriote base ring bowl

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Red clay, chocolate brown slip; hemispherical body with a small perforated lug handle on either side of the rim and a ring at the base.


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, Late Cypriote II Period, about 1450–1350 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 135.


Height: 0.061; diameter: 0.116

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, base-ring ware


The Ancient World