5 December 2012
A MYCENAEAN POTTERY SQUAT ALABASTRON
LATE HELLADIC IIA, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY B.C.
The wide rounded body on a flat base, with a short neck and a broad flaring mouth, three horizontal loop handles along the shoulders, the body richly decorated with undulating forms outlined by a dotted line, a band of dots around the base of the neck, the underside centered by two concentric rings from which emerge five equally-spaced double wavy lines
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high
Art Market, Paris or New York, 1980s.
Private Collection, Lugano, 1980s.
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For a related example see no. 56, pp. 118-119 in Demakopoulou, ed., The Mycenaean World, Five Centuries of Early Greek Culture, 1600-1100 BC.
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