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Marble vase with high foot and four lug handles

Period:
Early Cycladic I
Date:
ca. 3000–2800 B.C.
Culture:
Cycladic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.11.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
This type of vase, often called a kandila, may have served as a lamp. The pierced lugs allowed for suspension.
Alexander, Christine. 1936. "Notes: Two Cycladic Jars." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 31(4): p. 91.

Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 16, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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