About this object

A large and tall pot of an ovoid body with a flat base and a short and thick neck and a round rim that opens at its top. The pot is decorated in Red Polished I type decoration of shiny red slip and a mottled effect of black slip at the lower parts of its body. The pot has two vertical unpierced lugs on each side of its neck. The pot has irregular slip and was polished with vertical strokes. The surface has red brown mottle effect with slightly purple black stains on one side. Part of one of the lugs was restored. 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
  • Culture
    Early Cypriot I
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    About 2250 - 2150 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 A
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    372 mm x 235 mm
  • Note
    Comparisons of the Vounous cemeteries pottery with recently excavated material from the southern sites of Psematismenos reveal that the mottle effect decoration was more common in the southern communities than the north. It is likely the the bowl was an import from the south and revealing of some interaction between the southern copper mining communities and the traders of the north.
  • 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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