About this object

A large amphora restored together from different sherds. The amphora has a ring base, a tall and round upper body with a tall neck, a wide rim that extends above the neck of the amphora and one handle of the wishbone type at each side of the middle body. It is decorated in the White Painted III type with brown circular bands along the base, the middle and upper body and the neck. In between the circular bands of the middle body there are two zig zag parallel lines in brown paint from one handle to the other. On the shoulder of the amphora just below the neck there are three narrow panels of a brown chevron vertical design in between three vertical lines on each side. The top of the wide rim has parallel brown lines and the edge of its interior is also painted in dark brown. The handles are painted in dark brown and their shape is also shadowed on the shoulder of the amphora. Five sherds from the same amphora are kept separately.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric III
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    850 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
    505 mm x 480 mm
  • Note
    Box 15
  • Related people

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

Object view = Humanities
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