London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A CYPRIOT RED AND BLACK POLISHED WARE CONICAL BOWL
EARLY/MIDDLE BRONZE AGE, 2300-1650 B.C.
The conical cup with small pierced base, repaired, 4 in. (10.3 cm.) high; three Black-Topped Red Polished Ware hemispherical bowls, each with single lug on the rim, 3¼ to 5¼ in. (8.2 to 13.3 cm.) diam.; and two Mottled Red Polished Ware bowls, similar, 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) and 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam. respectively, all Early Bronze Age, 2500-1900 B.C. (6)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, p. 72, pl. 126 (item one).
Item one: there appear to be no known parallels for this conical form of bowl.
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