About this object

A deep bowl with a stemmed foot, a flared rim and two side handles which have the shape of an upright ear lobe and are painted in dark black. The decoration is of White Painted III type, the slip on the body buff and creamy, the geometrical decoration in dark black. The slightly everted rim has an outline in a thick dark band. The conical lower part of the body has a thick black band framed by thinner circular bands. The foot is painted in a thick dark outline. The central panel on the main body is of a chequered pattern, framed by a ladder design and simple vertical lines. The handle area of the bowl at each side has a thinner panel of vertical diamonds, framed by three thin vertical lines on each side. The interior middle part of the bowl, the rim and the central base have decoration of concentric circles. The bowl has been repaired and much of the slip and decoration has chipped.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric III
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
  • Date made
    900 BC - 750 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Collector
    St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kouklia: Skales Tomb II
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    185 mm x 295 mm
  • Related people

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    Tsielepi, S C; Bienkowski, Piotr

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

Object view = Humanities
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