Mycenaean Pilgrim Flask

Culture: Mycenaean
Period: 1425-1300 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 15.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2080
Provenance: Private collection Surgeon-General Dr. Josef Mayer-Riefenthaler, Vienna, Austria. Acquired in Cyprus in the 1960s, during his deployment as UN soldier.
Condition: The colors are slightly faded, but completely intact.
Description: Bulbous flask with narrowly set concentric circles in red-brown and black. In the centre of the body a painted circle – on one side in red-brown, on the other in black. Two curved, short handles and a high set off ring-shaped spout. A similar example can be found in the Brooklyn Museum accession number 16.43.