14 October 2009
A MYCENAEAN POTTERY VESSEL
LATE HELLADIC IIIB, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY B.C.
The globular body tapering to a small disk base, the long cylindrical neck with a flaring rim, a strap handle above and a spout along the shoulders, decorated with broad bands on the body and shoulders, framing a decorative motif, with lines on the handle and spout
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 5 June 1999, lot 135.
with Ward & Co., New York, 1999.
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