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Red clay, polished; everted rim, cylindrical neck, sack-shaped body with pierced lug at base of neck, round base, vertical loop handle rising from rim; incised horizontal and zig-zag bands on body, neck, and handle.


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus) (according to Fairbanks, Catalogue: from Alambra, 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, Bronze Age, Early Cypriote III Period, about 2100–2000 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 098.


Legacy dimension: 0.119 H. 0.079 D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Polished III ware


The Ancient World