About this object

A tulip shaped small bowl with spouts, a hemispherical body with a curved base. The bowl was hand made and has Red Polished I type of decoration of a red slip at its lower part and white filled incised decoration at the upper and main part of its body. The incised decoration is of a horizontal band of fishbone designs above which are two sets of incised zig zag and parallel diagonal lines. Along the exterior of the mouth there is a horizontal band of small parallel diagonal lines. The interior of the bowl is in Black Polished slip that is significanly worn. There are two small lugs at each side of the bowl, and they are in the shape of a voukranio, ( head of a bull ) with pierced holes to their side. 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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Cypriot I
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    2250 BC - 2150 BC about
  • Materials
  • 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
    75 mm x 115 mm
  • Note
    Red Polished I type XIIIBd24 var.1
  • Related people
    E Stewart (Previous owner); James Rivers Stewart (Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Cypriot Pottery in the Liverpool Museum

    S.C. Tsielepi and Piotr Bienkowski

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

  • Vounous 1937-38

    Eleanor and James Stewart

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


Previous owners

  • 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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