London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
SIX CYPRIOT WHEELMADE WHITE PAINTED WARE VESSELS
CYPRO-GEOMETRIC, 1050-750 B.C.
Decorated with encircling black lines, comprising a spherical-bodied jug, the neck with flaring rim, with three sets of concentric circles around the body, 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high; a flask with concentric circles either side of the flattened circular body, twin handles join the flaring neck to shoulder, cracks within the body, 5½ in. (14 cm.) high; a tall bodied jug with pinched spout and high arching handle, on flat base, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high; a jug with side spout, the flaring neck surmounted by arching handle, on conical foot, 8 1/8 in. (20.8 cm.) high; and two squat jars, each with wide neck and twin vertical handles, chevron 'tail' below the handles, on conical foot, 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high max. (6)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, p. 52, pl. 52c (item one), p. 66, pl. 99b (item two) and p. 59, pl. 74c (item three).
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