London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A CYPRIOT BICHROME WARE BIRD-SHAPED ASKOS
CYPRO-GEOMETRIC, 850-750 B.C.
The spout in the form of the bird's head and beak, the body tapered to a small tail, flaring cylindrical spout in the centre back with loop handle at either side, red and black painted decoration including circular eyes and wing details, on three short feet, one handle and flaring rim restored
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high
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The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1985.
The Art of Ancient Cyprus, p. 226, pl. 257b.
For similar cf. V. Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2000, pp. 86-87, nos. 137 and 139.
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