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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.252.17
Title
Alabastron Body Fragment with Painted Decoration
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Date
15th-14th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Mycenae (Argolis)
Period
Helladic period, Late Helladic IIIA
Culture
Mycenaean
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/291304
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
H. 2.8 W.2.8 Th. 0.3
Provenance
Bequest of David M. Robinson. From the site of Mycenae in the Argolid.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.252.17
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Brown on buff. Three bands around vessel on upper shoulder, with a row of small dots below, along with 3 small spirals from the same stem, perhaps part of an argonaut motif. Buff fabric with voids. Lustrous, burnishing evident, though paint is slightly faded.

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