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Warm buff clay with decoration in glossy black glaze, now much worn. Strips crosswise on handles and spout; on shoulder, multiple chevrons; on body, close-set horizontal lines, wide and narrow.


By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; loaned by Horace L. Mayer to MFA, March 7, 1958 as 33.58; inherited by Mrs. Horace L. Mayer; gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 13, 1978 (as App. 1978.27); reaccessioned as 1978.1344, June 23, 1993

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

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


15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World