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Ritual jug with serpents

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Chocolate-brown paint on a cream ground with dense patterns of spirals, filled arcs, and bordered lines. Side-handle and spout in form of a cup with two handles (strainer). Around shoulder, two spotted snakes with heads over rim of cup-spout.

Provenance

By 1971: with Mohammad Yeganeh (oral communication by the dealer: said to come from Troy); purchased by MFA from Mohammed Yeganeh, January 13, 1971

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic III C:1 Period,

Dimensions

16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.1

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels