upper row, left to right: 1977.216.1789.1 and .2 lower row, left to right: 1977.216.1789.3, .4 and .5 Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.1789.4
Title
Body Sherd With Native Geometric Style Matt Painted Decoration
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Melos
Period
Cycladic period
Culture
Cycladic
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/327842
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Handmade
Dimensions
H. 5.2 W. 4.4 T. 0.8-0.5
Provenance
Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University. Loaned from George H. Browne, Esq. From the site Phylakopi on Melos.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Loan from George H. Browne
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.216.1789.4
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Red-brown on brown buff. 6 thin, // diagonal lines forming a "V". Rotary, but not wheel-made (?). Closed shape. Incompletely fired. Native Geometric Style, Matt Painted Ware (MCyc. I-II)

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