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Vase fragment. Buff clay and slip. Rich orange-red paint. Wheelmarks evident. Blob of paint on inside; three ropelike loops (like tentacles) on outside. Red painted "K" [Knossos?]


Perhaps from Knossos (red painted "K" on the sherd); by date unknown: Alice Walton Collection; by mid 1950s: Mrs. H. Stuart Hughes Collection (purchased from Louis Joseph); gift to MFA from Mrs. H. Stuart Hughes, May 14, 1959 (accepted as Apparatus); accessioned by MFA as gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky, March 25, 1992

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Gift of Mrs. Suzanne R. Dworsky

Early Aegean, Minoan, Bronze Age, Middle Minoan Period,


6.5 x 5.3 cm (2 9/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World