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Fragment of relief pithos

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Fragment of neck, including section of rim. Decoration in metope-arrangement with stamped pattern of heraldic horses with inside hoofs on central altar (decorated with double cable). Fragment preserves three sections nearly complete. Cretan.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Miss Jeannette Brun, 119 Dufourstrasse, Zurich 8008, Switzerland; gift of Miss Jeannette Brun to MFA, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jeanette Brun

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 625 B.C.

Dimensions

28 x 52 cm (11 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1970.231

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels