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Storage bin reused as burial urn

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A bronze libation bowl (phiale) is used as a cover. The damage to the vase's rim could be intentional. The cremated remains are still in the vase.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, 7th or 6th century B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

24.5 x 22.9 cm (9 5/8 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

84.207

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Aeolic gray ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels