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Wheel-made, deep body with vertical sides and a flat rim sloping towards the filling-hole. Long, flat-topped nozzle. Horizontal, basket-like handle. Raised base. Reddish-brown and black; glazed. No ornamentation.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Greek, Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm.; width: 6.3 cm.; length: 10.9 cm. (1 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1556

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices