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"Base ring ware." Dull red clay with thin black slip, burned red in spots. Ovoid body; high cylindrical neck with flaring lip; strap handle from body to upper part of neck; base ring. Decoration in white, rubbed; two groups of encircling lines on the neck and two more on lower part of body; on upper...

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By date unknown: Cesnola Collection; by date unknown: Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection; purchased by MFA from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (duplicate from Cesnola Collection), 1916, for $ 51.88 (this is the total price of MFA 16.166-16.193)

Credit Line

Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Fund

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Late Cypriote II–IIIA Period, about 1400–1150 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 138.


Legacy dimension: H. .246 D. .13 m.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Base-ring Ware


The Ancient World