London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
FOUR CYPRIOT RED-AND-BLACK POLISHED WARE BOTTLES
EARLY BRONZE AGE, 2500-1900 B.C.
Each with rounded bodies and tall cylindrical necks with flaring rims, decorated with incised chequered and lozenge motifs, one with two prominent lugs on the shoulder, the other three with two vertical handles from neck to shoulder, repaired with restoration
8¾ to 9 7/8 in. (22.3 to 25.2 cm.) high (4)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, p. 23, pl. 14e (item one) and pl. 14d (item two).
Item one appears to be a unique type; the other three with handles are, at present, the only known examples of their type.
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