About this object

A White Painted III type deep bowl, convex to carinated sides, slightly turned out rim. two opposed horizontal loop handles on body below the rim and a conical splaying foot. The clay is orange red and gritty and has lost much of the buff slip. The geometrical decoration is in dark brown and there are two horizontal broad bands at rim and round the middle of the body which create a zone between the two handles. This main zone has a chain of three composite lozenges filled with a hatched design and terminating in a solid triangular tail at either end, framed by verical parallel lines. On the other side of the bowl only part of the decoration survives: a chain of two vertical lozenges in between vertical stripes. Circular bands decorate the interior of the bowl at the central base and the lower part of the body. Part of the same dark band decoration can be seen along the rim of the bowl. The bowl is generally in a poor condition and much of its decoration is lost.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric III; Cypro-Geometric II
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • 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
    100 mm x 170 mm x 130 mm; 3 15/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 5 1/8 in
  • Note
    Similar to No 19 of Tomb 185 of the Skales excavations ( 2008, 2011 ).
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    Tsielepi, S C; Bienkowski, Piotr

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

Object view = Humanities
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