London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A CYPRIOT MOTTLED RED POLISHED WARE STEMMED BOWL
EARLY/MIDDLE BRONZE AGE, 2500-1650 B.C.
The hemispherical bowl raised on tall stem, the stem pierced above tripod base, with incised dots, the bowl with notched relief-work cord decoration, twin lobes on the rim, 5½ in. (14 cm.) high; a small jug of similar ware with round-based body, wide squat neck and high arching handle, a raised boss on the shoulder, with incised linear decoration including four stylized comb figure motifs, Early Bronze Age, 2500-1900 B.C., 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high; and a Philia Red Polished Ware bowl, the deep body with small flat base and flaring sides, pierced lug handle on one side, repaired with slight restoration, Early Bronze Age, 2500-2075 B.C., 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high (3)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, p. 73, pl. 133 (item one), p. 53, pl. 56a (item two) and p. 141, pl. 176a/b (details of item two).
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