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Plain white jug

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Red, coarse clay; straight raised rim, short, narrow cylindrical neck, biconical body, with shoulder sloping to hemispherical lower body, high swung handle from rim to shoulder.


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Cypro-classical I Period, about 475–400 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 231.


Legacy dimension: 0.126 H., 0.115 D.

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, plain white ware


The Ancient World