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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.1792.5
Title
Body Sherd Of Large Closed Vessel (Piriform Jar) With Painted Decoration
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Period
Cycladic period, Late
Culture
Mycenaean
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/328215
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
H. 2.3 W. 3.8 Th. . 0.3
Provenance
Transferred from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University. Loaned from George H. Browne, Esq. From the site of 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
1977.216.1792.5
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Body sherd from large, closed vessel, probably a piriform jar. Streaky orange-red to brown paint cream slip. 3 stems of thinly-painted linked spirals, with a band below. Lustrous, though some chips and scratches. Fine, red-orange fabric with some inclusions, wheel-made. Imported Mycenaean. LHIIIA1 (c. 1400-1375 BCE).
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