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Wall of pithos (?)

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Remarkable specimen of mending of very thick (4cm.) walls of pithos (?) by casting of leaden dowel into grooves and holes cut for it, in the pottery; triangular piece, dull red, unglazed, lead dowel remains.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 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,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

12.1 x 10.8 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.284

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels