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Incised Whorl

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Black, lustrous bi-conical whorl; incised vertical bands. Large boring

Provenance

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, Early Bronze Age, about 3000–2000 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 106.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.031 H.

Accession Number

72.304

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making