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Terracotta squat alabastron (jar)

Period:
Late Helladic IIIB
Date:
ca. 13th century B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. approx. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) Diameter: 4 1/2 in. (10.9 cm.)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Bess Myerson, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.761.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
It has been suggested that this vessel shape was used primarily to contain honey or unguents.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2002. "One Hundred Thirty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 132: p. 19.

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