About this object

A wheel made, deep and wide bowl. The bowl has a splaying conical foot and the body has convex sides and a slghtly turned out rim. There are two looped handles, one on each side of the bowl. The decoration is geometrical of the White Painted I type of brown designs on a white and creamy slip body. The centre of the exterior body below the handles has a thick horizontal brown band and the area above it has three triglyphs on both sides. On the one side of the bowl, the middle triglyph is a diamond shape, filled in with hatched lozenges. Three vertical dark stripes, one with a ladder design frame the central lozenge. The central pattern on the other side of the bowl is also a diamond shape, filled in with a lattice lozenges design. The triglyphs close to the handle at each side of the bowl have in the middle a lattice lozenges design, repeating the design of the main body decoration, and three vertical lines on each of the sides of the central design

The area of the body directly behind each handle is in brown slip decoration, shadowing the shape of handle. The base has been restored in one small section and the surface of the pot has chipped especially at the rim.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric I
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kouklia: Skales Tomb II
  • Date made
    1050 BC - 950 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    232 mm x 132 mm
  • Note
    In the Cypriot Pottery catalogue by Tsielepi and Bienkowski the bowl is described as of White Painted I ware of the type 13c

Explore related


  • Cypriot Pottery in the Liverpool Museum

    Tsielepi, S C; Bienkowski, Piotr

    Author: Tsielepi, S C; Bienkowski, Piotr
    Date: 1988

Object view = Humanities
Have 9 place tagsPage load time: 218 ms