upper row, left to right: 1977.216.1797.1, 2 and 3 lower row, l to r: .4 and 5 Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.216.1797.4
Title
Body Sherd of Closed Vessel with Painted Decoration. Imported Mycenaean.
Classification
Fragments
Work Type
sherd
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Greece
Find Spot: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Phylakopi (Melos)
Period
Cycladic period, Late
Culture
Mycenaean
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/328226
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Wheel-made
Dimensions
H. 2.9 W. 3.1 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
1977.216.1797.4
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Body sherd of closed vessel. Extremely weathered and faded thick bands of brown and orange paint on whitish slip. Light pinkish fabric. Imported Mycenaean.
A few dark sparking grits in fabric, inclusions visible on surface.

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