Basin

52.38.134.11

About this object

A conical basin of a deep body with a flat stump bases and depressed loop handles on the upper body. The clay is well mixed with grog and grit and fired buff with grey back core. It is slipped and polished irregularly with horizontal and diagonal strokes and vertical and diagonal strokes on the lower exterior. The surface is dark red and shading to brown on one side with black streaks. The decoration is of the Red Polished decoration of the Type XICaI. From the tomb 134 of cemetery A in Vounous, recorded by the excavators as a single burial. The tomb had not been reused after the initial interment. The basin has a long crack along the middle its body.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Early Cypriot I
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    2250 BC - 2150 BC about
  • Materials
    Earthenware
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, 1952
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kyrenia: Vounous A
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 140 mm; 3 9/16 in x 5 1/2 in
  • Related people
    Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology (Previous owner); E Stewart (Previous owner); James Rivers Stewart (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Cypriot Pottery in the Liverpool Museum

    S.C. Tsielepi and Piotr Bienkowski

    Author: S.C. Tsielepi and Piotr Bienkowski
    Publisher:
    Date: 1988
    Description:

  • Vounous 1937-38

    Eleanor and James Stewart

    Author: Eleanor and James Stewart
    Publisher: Lund
    Date: 1950
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1952
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • James Rivers Stewart

    Owned from: 1937
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • E Stewart

    Owned from: 1937
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1938
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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