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Jug in the shape of a man's head (rhyton)

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Round, flatly-domed head, cylindrical neck, flat, closed bottom. Green buff clay, matt black paint, except for top and most of back of head "restored" in reddish fabric with black patches, attached with plaster (some missing). Wheelmade. Features molded and pinched: jutting brow, high-bridged...

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By 1987: with Galerie Nefer, Augustinergasse 14, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Galerie Nefer, March 23, 1988

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Frank B. Bemis Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic III B Period, about 1350–1200 B.C.


Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.); width: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.); diameter of base: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World