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Pitcher (oinochoe)

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On shoulder, series of four concentric semi-circles with two black triangles (hourglass) in each. The neck and body painted solid black, except for a reserved circle around body. Mycenaean influence. Trefoil lip restored in plaster.

Provenance

By 1914: National Museum of Athens Collection (said to come from Kouvára in Attica); gift of the National Museum of Athens to MFA, August 6, 1914

Credit Line

Gift of the National Museum, Athens

Greek, Protogeometric Period, about 900 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 258.

Dimensions

21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.740

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels