London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
FOUR CYPRIOT RED-AND-BLACK POLISHED WARE HORN FRAGMENTS
EARLY/MIDDLE BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C.
The long straight tapering horns with white-infilled incised linear decoration, two with blocks of parallel lines and two with single zigzag motif, from larger vessels, mounted
4 5/8 to 6¾ in. (11.7 to 17.2 cm.) high (4)
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Animal horns were popular amuletic motifs; they were thought to have protective powers against evil elements.
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