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Two-handled cup with pendant semicircles

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Deep cup with low base, two loop handles and vertical lip. Decoration in black on red clay. Interior is solid black, except for reserved circle in center and reserved line just inside lip. Exterior has black glaze on lip, handles, lower part of body and base. Reserved panel on each side of body...

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By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Greek, Protogeometric Period, About 850–750 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Euboea, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 225.


Height: 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.) Diameter: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World