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OIl flask (alabastron)

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The body has straight-sided walls and a sloping shoulder. On the shoulder, three small handles. Buff clay, with painted decoration in brown varying to reddish brown. Scale pattern on the shoulder; linear ornamentation on the body.


By 1933: Miss Mary Lee Collection (said to have been found by Miss Mary Lee at the side of a railroad cutting in Myloi (Lerna) near Argos); loaned by Mary Lee to MFA, January 13, 1933 as 23.33; by 1982: estate of Miss Mary Lee; gift of her executors to MFA, December 8, 1982

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Gift of Miss Mary Lee

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic III A:1 Period, about 1365–1200 B.C.


Height: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.); Diameter 7.5 cm (2 15/15 in.)

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The Ancient World