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Drab ground: horizontal bands of dark brown; body cracked and mended; still filled. Gray buff clay, dark brown paint. Disc with slightly raised nipple. Spout plugged.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic III A:2 Period,


Height x diameter: 10.8 x 10.8 cm (4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World