• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    A CYPRIOT POTTERY RED POLISHED WARE JUG

    EC III-MC I, CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CYPRIOT POTTERY RED POLISHED WARE JUG
    EC III-MC I, CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C.
    The spherical body with a tall cylindrical neck surmounted by a bull head with tall twisting horns, the dotted eyes and rounded nose framed by small pierced ears, its mouth open to the interior, the twisted handle arching from the neck to the shoulders, the tubular spout projecting up, linear, zigzag, and dotted incisions along the neck, handle and body
    10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high


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    For a similar example see pl. 220 in Morris, The Art of Ancient Cyprus.

    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collector, 1960s-1970s.