London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A LARGE CYPRIOT RELIEF-DECORATED RED POLISHED WARE JUG
EARLY BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 2000-1900 B.C.
The spherical body with tapered base and tall cylindrical spout with flared rim, the handle with large thumb-grip spur and a similar handle-like lug opposite, the relief decoration consisting of serpentine motifs within vertical parallel lines around the shoulder of the vessel, similar relief bands around the neck, with lustrous surface, repaired
20½ in. (52.1 cm.) high
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, pp. 231-232, pl. 262.
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