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Red Polished Jug (Schnabelkanne)

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Red clay; vertical beaked spout, tapering neck, ovoid body, round handle from rim to shoulder, boss at base of neck opposite handle.


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, Bronze Age, Early Cypriote III Period, about 2100–2000 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 083.


Legacy dimension: 0.166 H., 0.083 D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Polished IlI ware


The Ancient World