About this object

A small hemispherical bowl that has a concavity in its base and two also concave horizontal lugs. The base and half of the upper interior body are in Red Polished decoration. The exterior half of the body and part of the interior are in grey black slip with a lower interior black slip and a red belt between the black and grey black area. The decoration is typical of the Early Cypriot Bronze Age when pottery was made by hand. The two coloured affect would be the result of planning in the firing process. One of the external sides of the bowl is entirely in red. There are a few long cracks running along the body of the bowl. The clay is well mixed with fine grit and straw grog, fired in medium buff.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Early Cypriot II
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    2150 BC - 2100 BC
  • 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 B
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    72 mm x 184 mm; 2 13/16 in x 7 1/4 in
  • Note
    Curator's note Tsielepi and Bienkowski's Interrm List of Cyprioty pottery refers to this as Red polished Dish II of theType XVCd
  • 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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