About this object

A deep bowl with a splayed base, a slightly everted rim and two ear lobe shaped handles. The bowl is decorated in White Painted III, and is of a buff slip decorated with a thin black horizontal band along its rim and a thicker one at the lower body. The main design on both sides of the body of the bowl is a design of four vertical lozenges, filled in cross hatched design. By the area of the handles instead of the full lozenge design there are dark brown filled triangles. The base of the foot and the handles are also painted in black, the shape of the handle is shadowed in black on the body of the bowl. The interior is also decorated in dark circles along the rim and the lower part of the body. The bowl has only one crack but a lot of the white creamy coat is worn.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric III
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    900 BC - 750 BC
  • Materials
  • 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
    180 mm x 265 mm
  • Related people

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  • Cypriot Pottery in the Liverpool Museum

    S.C. Tsielepi and Piotr Bienkowski

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

Object view = Humanities
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