About this object

A wheel made, deep and wide bowl. The bowl has a ring base painted in thick brown, the body of the bowl is in a krater shape. There are two handles on each side of the bowl. The decoration is geometrical of the White Painted I type of brown designs on a white and creamy slip body. The centre of the exterior body has a thick horizontal brown band, the area above it, the upper part of the body has three panels on both sides. On the one side of the bowl, the middle panel is a diamond shape, filled in with smaller diamonds of hatched lozenges. Three vertical dark stripes frame the central diamond design. The central pattern on the other side of the bowl is also a diamond shape, filled in with a net design. The areas close to the handle at each side of the bowl, have two narrow panels: the middle of each panel is filled with a hatched lozenges design, repeating the design of the main body decoration, and three vertical lines on each of the sides of the panel.

The area of the body directly behind the handle has brown slip decoration, shadowing the shape of handle. The base has been restored in one small section and the surface of the pot has chipped especially at the rim.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric I
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kouklia: Skales Tomb II
  • Date made
    1050 BC - 950 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    232 mm x 132 mm
  • Note
    In the Cypriot Pottery catalogue by Tsielepi and Bienkowski the bowl is described as of White Painted I ware of the type 13c

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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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