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A CYPRIOT POTTERY ANTHROPOMORPHIC JUG
A CYPRIOT POTTERY ANTHROPOMORPHIC JUG
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A CYPRIOT POTTERY ANTHROPOMORPHIC JUG

CYPRO-ARCHAIC I-II, CIRCA 600-480 B.C.

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A CYPRIOT POTTERY ANTHROPOMORPHIC JUG
CYPRO-ARCHAIC I-II, CIRCA 600-480 B.C.
10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Louis de Clercq (1836-1901), Paris.
Nicolas Koutoulakis (1910-1996), Paris and Geneva; thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
A. de Ridder, Collection de Clercq, Catalogue Tome V: Les Antiquités Chypriotes, Paris, 1908, p. 336, no. 562, pl. XXXVI.
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Lot Essay


The anthropomorphic features of the vessel, typical of this era of production, are in contrast to the geometric patterns seen previously in Cypriot pottery, although the concentric circles with vertical cross-hatching pattern build on this earlier style. Cf. A comparable piece at the Musée du Louvre in Paris (A. Caubet, A. Hermary, and V. Karageorghis, Art antique de Chypre au Musée du Louvre: Du Chalcolithique à l'époque romaine, Paris, 1992, p.115, no. 143).

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