About this object

A deep hemispherical bowl with a flat base and two small horizontal ledge lugs. The bowl was hand made. The decoration on the body is in Red Polished II type with a rich red surface and purplish stains on the exterior, giving it a mottle effect. This type of mottle effect decoration is more common in pottery from the southern sites of Psematismenos rather the northern coastal site of Vounous. It is likely the the bowl was an import from the south. A few similar pottery imports have been found in the Vounous cemeteries. One of the lugs has two holes while the other lug is almost unformed. The bowl was found inside the large basin together with, 9, 10 and 12 in the chamber of tomb 123 from cemetery B in Vounous.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Cypriot II
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    2150-2100 BC
  • Materials
  • 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
    85 mm x 179 mm
  • Note
    In Vounous excavation record Type XIIINc. The comparison of pottery from Vounous with Early Bronze pottery from recently excavated sites such as Psematismenons is discussed in publications such as Georgiou G et al, 'Psematismenos-Trelloukkas. An Early Bronze cemetery in Cyprus', 2011, Nicocia and Webb J.M and Frankel D, 2013,2 'Cultural regionalism and divergent social trajectories in Early Bronze Cyprus' in American Journal of Archaeology, 117, 59-81.
  • Related people
    E Stewart (Previous owner); James Rivers Stewart (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • 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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