About this object

White Painted III amphora with two small handles at the top part of the body just below the neck., a ring base and a flat and wide circular rim. One of the handles is missing. The amphora has decoration of thick and thin brown horizontal bands along the neck and the body. The rim has decoration of brown parallel lines. Just below the neck, there are three thin vertical panels of a herringbone design. The amphora has been joined together from sherds and there are still many missing, especially from the lower part of the body. The handle is painted in thick brown slip and there is shadow decoration on the body mirroring the shape of the handle.

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
    469 mm x 400 mm
  • Note
    Skales Box 14
  • 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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