London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A GROUP OF CYPRIOT IRON AGE MINIATURE VESSELS
IRON AGE, 9TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Decorated with concentric circles and encircling bands, comprising a Bichrome Ware and a Wheelmade White Painted Ware barrel-jug, each with central 'nipple' at either side of the body, single handle and flaring round spout, 4 in. (10.3 cm.) high max.; a Bichrome Ware flask with flattened circular body, each side with central 'nipple', the flaring neck with twin vertical handles, 3¾ in. (9.6 cm.) high; a Bichrome Ware amphora, the round body with twin lug handles on the shoulder, the wide neck with narrow everted rim, on flat base, 4 in. (10.3 cm.) high; two Wheelmade White Painted Ware juglets, each with round-based bodies, the necks with flaring rim, 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high max.; and two Bichrome Ware shallow dishes, each with twin loop handles, 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diam. max., some with repair and minor restoration (8)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, p. 66, pl. 99a (item three), p. 68, pl. 105a (item four) and p. 52, pl. 52b (item five).
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