About this object

A shallow bowl with a conical foot, a vertical handle and a slightly flared rim. The decoration is of the White Painted II type with thin brown wavy lines running from the handle along the upper body of the bowl. The foot and the rim are painted in dark brown and so is the handle where the paint is extending in a curve underneath the handle. The interior of the bowl has thin circular bands along the rim, the lower part of the body and its centre is painted in a thick brown circle. The decoration is minimal, the white coat of the bowl contrasting well with the wavy brown lines. The clay is red and porous and the white coat has fallen off in different parts of the bowl, part of the rim is chipped.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric II
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    950 BC - 900 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
    110 mm x 170 mm x 145 mm; 4 5/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 5 11/16 in
  • Note
    Anna Georgiadou Cypriot Iron Age pottery specialist dated the vessel to the late Cypriot Geometric II period.
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  • Cypriot Pottery in the Liverpool Museum

    Tsielepi, S C; Bienkowski, Piotr

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

Object view = Humanities
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