• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 202

    A CYPRIOT BICHROME WARE AMPHORA

    CYPRO-GEOMETRIC, 1050-750 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CYPRIOT BICHROME WARE AMPHORA
    CYPRO-GEOMETRIC, 1050-750 B.C.
    Decorated with encircling lines, a wavy line around the neck, 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; and a group of Cypriot pottery vessels including two black-topped red polished ware bowls, one with incised decoration, 6 in. (15 cm.) diam. max.; two incised red polished ware juglets, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high max., all Early Bronze Age, circa 2500-2000 B.C.; a white painted ware ampulla flask decorated with lozenges and zigzags, Middle Bronze Age, circa 1800-1650 B.C., 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long; a base ring ware jug with three moulded vertical ribs on body, Late Bronze Age, circa 1600-1450 B.C., 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high; a black-on-red ware bowl decorated with concentric lines, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam.; a similar black-on-red ware juglet, 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high, both Cypro-Geometric, circa 800-600 B.C.; and a white painted ware trefoil-lipped jug, the body with stylized bird motif and swastika, the lip with stylized eyes, Cypro-Archaic, 750-475 B.C., 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high, (11)


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    Provenance

    English private collection, formed between the 1940s-1960s.