Base Ring I Ware
Terracotta; H. 17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.1084)
This tall elegant jug is a Base Ring Ware vessel, characterized by a ring base and thin, hard walls that exhibit a metallic quality. The neck and body are decorated in relief with narrow bands and scrolls grooved to look like ropes. Base Ring Ware vases were handmade and produced over a long period, beginning around 1600 B.C. and continuing into the first half of the twelfth century B.C.