London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A CYPRIOT PLAIN RED POLISHED WARE SPOUTED BOWL
MIDDLE BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 1725-1600 B.C.
The deep rounded bowl tapering to small circular base, the cylindrical side spout with flaring rim, with short concave neck, single horizontally attached loop handle on the shoulder, neck repaired
17 in. (43.1 cm.) high
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PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN COLLECTION
Provenance: lots 137-142 were acquired during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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