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Pitcher used as a burial urn

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Red clay, uneven in color; one handle.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus No. 75. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 4th to 1st century B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

31.2 x 20 cm (12 5/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.210

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels