Amphora

56.217.35

About this object

A large amphora which was joined together by many sherds. The amphora is in White Painted III type decoration with a red surface and quite worn clay and decoration of seven dark brown vertical panels around its neck. The panels are made of a central motif of vertical lozenges, the interior sides of the panel filled in dark brown. The top of the flat and wide circular rim also has decoration of parallel brown lines. Undeneath one of the surviving handles is a large brown circle. The amphora is unstable and sherds from the body, the other handle and the rim are loose.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric III
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kouklia: Skales Tomb II
  • Date made
    900 BC - 750 BC
  • Materials
    Earthenware
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Collector
    St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kouklia: Skales Tomb II
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    430 mm x 420 mm
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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:

Object view = Humanities
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