About this object

A bowl of Black topped Red Polished ware decoration, typical of the Early Cypriot Bronze Age hand made pottery. The decoration was the result of planning in the firing process. The bowl has on one side of its body, a handle in the shape of a horn . There are two small holes on each of the lower sides of the spout. The middle to low body of the bowl has incised decoration of a band of vertical parallel lines. In the upper part of ithe bowl there is an incised line with interrrupted lines on each of its sides. The black upper part of the bowl is decorated with four semi circles made out of incised lines, alternated by a pattern of parallel incised horizontal lines. The interior of the bowl is black.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Early Cypriot I
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    2250 BC - 2150 BC about
  • Materials
    Earthenware
  • 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
    120 mm x 190 mm; 4 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: the bowl is descriped in Tsielepi's and Bienkowski's catalogue of Cypriot pottery in Liverpool Museums as of the type XIIID2a
  • Related people
    Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology (Previous owner); E Stewart (Previous owner); James Rivers Stewart (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1952
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • 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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