Tankard with geometric patterning - 919.5.11_1

919.5.11_1

Tankard with geometric patterning

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Attica or Boeotia, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 750-720 BC
Period: Greek Early Iron Age, Late Geometric period
Dimensions:
16.1 x 11 cm
Object number: 919.5.11
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean
DescriptionThis high-necked tankard is covered in geometric patterns, as is typical of the period, including hatched quatrefoils and hatched swastika motifs. While the style of decoration looks Athenian, the fabric and shape are not typcial, leading to the suggestion that this might be made in Boeotia instead.
Collection:
Greek World
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