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Terracotta collar-necked jar

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA-B
Date:
ca. 1400–1190 B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta; Coarse ware
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm.) Diameter 4 1/2 in. (11.3 cm.)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of the Greek Government, 1927
Accession Number:
27.120.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The three vertical lugs on the shoulder likely were used to tie down a lid.
From Zygouries (near Corinth), Peloponnesos, Greece (Richter 1930, p. 345)

1921-1922, excavated by Carl W. Blegen at Zygouries, Peloponnesos; acquired in 1927, gift of the Greek Government though the American School of Classical Studies.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 345, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 13-14, 163, pl. 3d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Clairmont, Christoph W. 1993. Classical Attic Tombstones, Vol. 3. p. 14, note 16, fig. d, pl. 3 (fig d), Kilchberg: Akanthus.

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