London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
TWO CYPRIOT INCISED RED POLISHED WARE JARS
EARLY BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 2000-1900 B.C.
One with round body, wide cylindrical neck, twin angular handles and narrow everted rim, the incised decoration including four stylized Comb Figures around the body, chequered vertical bands between and multiple zigzag around the neck; and another jar similar, decorated with multiple zigzag on the body and bands of transverse strokes on the neck, both repaired with restoration
8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) and 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high respectively (2)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, p. 67, pl. 102a/b, and p. 141 for details of the Comb Figure decoration (item one).
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