About this object

A large jug of a piriform body, with a flat base and a long neck with a cut away spout. The jug has one handle from the shoulder to the area just below the cut away spout. The decoration is of a Red Polished I type of a red slip throughout the body of the jug. The surface of the pot is very worn and the slip has fallen in many areas. There are two small sherds from the top of the spout. The jug came from tomb 134 of the cemetery A in Vounous. The tomb was a single burial which was the original and the chamber had not been reused after the initial interment. Many jugs were discovered at the Vounous cemeteries and this indicates an emphasis on drinking ceremonies during funerals. The cut away spout would also faciliate communcal use of the vessel.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Cypriot I
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    2250 BC - 2150 BC about
  • 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 A
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    505 mm x 240 mm
  • 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
Object view = Humanities
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