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 horizontal 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. At the lower part of the the body there is decoration of a thick horizontal brown band above which there is a zone made up of three panels on each side of the body. On the one side of the bowl, the middle panel is a diamond shape, filled in with smaller diamonds of hatched lozenges. The central diamond design is framed by three vertical stripes. The central pattern on the other side of the bowl is also of a diamond but it is filled in with a net design. The areas closes to the handle at each side of the bowl, have two narrow panels made up of three vertical lines on each side with a hatched lozenges design in the middle and similar to the bigger diamond pattern.

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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