About this object

A deep cup, convex sides, slightly turned out rim and a double handle from rim to the body and a conical foot. The decoration is of the White Painted III type: a buff creamy slip all over the body and two simple thick brown wavy band from the handle along the main body of the bowl. The rim and the foot are painted in dark brown and so is the handle. The dark brown decoration from the handle to the wavy line of the body seems to reflect the movement of the painter's brush. The interior of the bowl is also decorated in thin circular bands, along the rim and the lower part and a circular band at the bottom. The decoration is minimal, the dark brown creates a good contrast with the white milky coat of the bowl. One side of the bowl has lost its white coat, leaving exposed a very red clay.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Cypro-Geometric III
  • 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
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kouklia: Skales Tomb II
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
  • Note
    Similar to No16 from Skales Tomb 185 and No 15 from Skales Tomb 188 in Vassos Karageorghis and Eftasthios Raptou, Palaepaphos Skales Tombs of the Late Cypriote IIIB and Cypriot Geometric Periods ( excavations of 2008 and 2011 ) White Painted I-II rather than White Painted III

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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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