About this object

A small amphora with a long lobular body, a short and a thick neck. The amphora has a flat circular mouth and two small vertical handles from the shoulder to the middle of the neck, well below the mouth. Each handle has a vertical cut along its length. The amphora is in Red Polished I decoration with a red polished slip all over its body. The slip has fallen off in many areas and the surface of the amphora is very worn. From the tomb 134 of cemetery A in Vounous, recorded by the excavators as a single burial, the tomb had not been reused after the initial interment.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Early Cypriot I
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    2250 BC - 2150 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • 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
    290 mm x 179 mm
  • Related people
    E Stewart (Previous owner); James Rivers Stewart (Previous owner)

Ownership

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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