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Reddish-brown on buff. Bands around body enclose row of lozenges. Concentric circles on slightly convex top of false neck, a band around base and rim of spout, free lozenges and concentric circles with dotted outer circle in the upper portion.


Said to have been found near Tanagra in Boiotia; by 1963: with Theodoros Zoumboulakis in Athens; by 1964: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, June 8, 1964

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic III B Period, about 1350–1200 B.C.


Height: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World