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Cypro-Geometric bichrome amphora

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Yellow clay, painted dark red; eyes at rim; horizontal lines on body.


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, Cypro-archaic I Period, about 700–600 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 216.


Legacy dimension: 0.115 H. 0.086 D.

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bichrome Red ware


The Ancient World