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Four-handled jar (pithos) with lid

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Jar (pithos) and lid. Two pairs of handles on opposite sides, and two single handles, one each midway between double handles. Double handles are hatched, and singles decorated with hatching and zig-zags. On lid: cross-hatched triangles on knob, dark band and hatched meander. On body, between...

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By date unknown: H. P. Kidder Collection (according to E. Robinson, Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Vases, no. 11: found in Crete); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, December 1881

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder

Greek, Middle Geometric Period, 850–745 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 283.


Height (vase) 32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World