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Terracotta pithoid jar

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA2 early
Date:
ca. 1375–1325 B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm.)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.762
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Pear-shaped jar with three handles and a band of spirals on the shoulder. This type of vase is among the earliest to be imported to Cyprus from Mycenaean Greece.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 448, p. 49, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 14, 164, pl. 4a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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