5 December 2012
A MYCENAEAN POTTERY JUG
LATE HELLADIC IIIA-B, CIRCA 14TH-13TH CENTURY B.C.
Ovoid in form on a flat base, with a vertical ridged strap handle, decorated with linear bands and an inverted elongated cuttlefish, with a bulbous head and circular eyes, the undulating tentacles encircling the body, with bracketed dots in the field, additional bands on the base, neck and rim
9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high
Private Collection, Belgium, late 19th century; thence by descent.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 April 2009, lot 223.
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For a related example see no. VII.7 in Vermeule and Karageorghis, Mycenaean Pictorial Vase Painting.
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