Fragment of a spout


About this object

Spout from possible a jug, of a yellow creamy slip and a thick dark brown paint below the neck of the spout. The four vertical thick brown stripes were applied on the body of the spout rather carelessly and the type of the deocration is of the type described as the Splash painted ware ( splash paint, sloppy lines, applied with thick brush, dark brown colours, mainly open vessels ) characteristic of Palaepaphos and also found in pottery from the wells at Evreti.. There are three incised vertical lines along the neck of the spout close to its mouth. The base is broken and its painted in thick brown paint.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Cypriot IIIA
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    1200 BC - 1100 BC about
  • 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: Evreti Tomb 3A
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    91 mm x 62 mm; 3 9/16 in x 2 7/16 in
  • Note
    Desrcibed in Tsielepi's catalogue of Cypriot Pottery in the Liverpool Museum as similar to Swedish Cypriot Expedition, IV:1C, 276ff and of white painted type. Curator's note from archival correspondence: Maier proposed the Late Cypriot IIIA date correcting Tsielepi's date of Late Cypriot IIIB and noting that according to his knowledge none of the Kouklia tombs apart from two in the Kaminia necropolis contained Late Cypriot IIIB material. Curators' note: 2017 email communication with Artemis Georgiou for the identification of the Splash painted ware, the shape may be problematic for that type of ware.
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  • Cypriot Pottery in the Liverpool Museum

    Tsielepi, S C; Bienkowski, Piotr

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

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