London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A LARGE CYPRIOT RELIEF-DECORATED RED POLISHED WARE JUG
EARLY BRONZE AGE, 2500-1900 B.C.
The body of spherical shape with cylindrical spout, the handle with small thumb-spur, the relief decoration consisting of serpentine motifs running up the long neck with dotted bands between, the shoulder with four alternating groups of either vertical or diagonal dotted bands, repaired, everted rim restored; and an Incised Red Polished Ware jar, the spherical body with wide cylindrical neck and twin angular handles, narrow everted rim, decorated with incised hatched zigzag band around the neck and shoulder, with restoration
14¼ in. (36.3 cm.) and 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high respectively (2)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, pp. 230 and 232, pl. 261 (item one) and p. 67, pl. 101a (item two).
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