11 June 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
TWO CYPRIOT WHITE-SLIP WARE TANKARDS
Late Cypriot I, Circa 1600-1450 B.C.
Each with a globular body on a raised flaring foot, with a wide waisted, cylindrical neck and flaring rim, with a single wide handle and thumb-rest spur, a smaller projecting flange on the opposite side of the bowl, each decorated in dark brown with geometric patterns including lines, hatching and crosshatching of bands and lozenges, one with dots along the rim and thumb-rest
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm) high for the taller (2)
Pre-Columbian, American Indian, African and Oceanic Art, Egyptian, Classical, Western Asiatic, Islamic and Later Works of Art, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 26 May 1982, lot 411
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For a similar tankard see no. 52, p. 38 in Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus, The Cesnola Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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