About this object

A wide bowl, convex sides with a ring base and two opposed horizontal curved loop handles on the body below the rim. The bowl is decorated in geometric White Painted II or III type with two horizontal dark brown bands along the lower part of the body. The zone above these bands has a decoration of three small concentrics on each side of the bowl. One of the circles has significantly faded. The flat circular rim is grooved in its exterior side, is painted in dark brown and so are the handles. The interior base has decoration of brown concentric circles.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric III; Cypro-Geometric II
  • 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
    130 mm x 252 mm
  • Note
    Similar shape to no 111 of Tomb 142 Palaepaphos Plakes, the later in Red Slip Burnished Ware in Nekropoleis at Palaepaphos from the End of the Late Bronze Age to the Cypro-Archaic Period. The shape is known as the Kaloriziki type dates by Benson in the CGIII period although the date may be too high. Is this White Painted III or Black on Red similar to no 88 from Tomb 144 from Skales ( Karagiorgis, Raptou publication of the 2008, 2011 excavations )? Curator's comments: Anna Georgiadou, Iron Age pottery specialist dated the vessel to the late Cypriot Geometric II period.
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    Tsielepi, S C; Bienkowski, Piotr

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

Object view = Humanities
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