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Squat alabastron

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With three lug handles. Brown-black on buff. Rock pattern with lilies growing up at several intervals. Three concentric rings on bottom. Furumark MP, p. 41, no. 84, p. 327, rock pattern II, nos. 10 or 18. The closest parallels for this shape and rare pattern occur at Mycenae itself.


By 1960: on the art market in Athens; purchased on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; September 21, 1960: purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III at the original dealer's total price of $ 200.00 for 60.932- 60.934

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John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic II-IIIA:1 Period,


7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World