London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
TWO CYPRIOT MOTTLED RED POLISHED WARE BOWLS
EARLY/MIDDLE BRONZE AGE, 2000-1800 B.C.
Of hemispherical form with incised geometric and linear decoration, one bowl with four bi-lobed lugs around the rim, a single pierced lug below, the other bowl with two square-ended projecting lugs, one of which is pierced twice, 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. av.; a Black-Topped Red Polished Ware smaller bowl with single pierced lug, similar, 3½ in. (8.8 cm.) diam.; two similar ware bottles, with incised geometric decoration, the flaring rims pierced twice, both 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high; an Incised Red Polished Ware jug with wide squat neck, 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high; a similar ware gourd jug, with narrow neck and flaring rim, 6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high; another with neck and handle missing, all Early Bronze Age, 2500-1900 B.C.; and a Black Slip Ware jug with flattened handle and band of incised triangular motifs around the shoulder, dark red in colour, Middle Bronze Age, 1900-1650 B.C., 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high, all repaired with slight restoration (9)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, p. 70, pl. 117b (item one), pl. 116a (item two), p. 65, pl. 92e (item four), p. 53, pl. 56c (item six) and p. 51, pl. 47a (item nine).
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