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Squat Barbotine pitcher

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Squat pitcher with two rows of circular indentations, strap side-handles as well as back handle. Black matt with red over-paint and barbotine relief on upper portion of body, side handles and upper part of neck. Coarse grayish clay.


By 1971: with Galerie für Griechische, Römische und Byzantinische Kunst, Telemannstrasse 5, 6 Frankfurt-Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Galerie für Griechische, Römische und Byzantinische Kunst, December 8, 1971

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Early Aegean, Minoan, Bronze Age, Middle Minoan I Period, 2000–1800 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Crete, Greece


17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World