7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A MYCENAEAN POTTERY SPOUTED JUG
Late Helladic IIIA:1, Circa 1410-1370 B.C.
The globular vessel tapering to a narrow flat base, the narrow neck waisted and opening to an angled spout, with a wide flat handle, the body decorated with three stylized argonauts, their bodies truncated, the tentacles forming three long spirals, a palmette under the handle, two dark bands above the base, a series of thin bands on the neck, the handle painted
11½ in. (29.2 cm) high
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For similar decoration on a krater in the Agora Museum, Athens see no. 304, p. 269 in Demakopoulou, et al., in The Mycenean World, Five Centuries of Early Greek Culture, 1600-1100 B.C.
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