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Fragmentary burial urn

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Ionic ribbon twist; light yellow rough unglazed clay; ornament very rude and sketchy in dull black; principally neck; trefoil mouth; restored from many small pieces.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

15.9 x 15.2 cm (6 1/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.387

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi