Cypriot bowl

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The bowl or dish is decorated with painted circles and a spiral. Cypro-Archaic period.
Object: Cypriot bowl

Material: Beige pottery with brown paint.

Period: Approx. 750 BC to 600 BC,

Description:    Bowl or dish with flat base and handle at one side. The outside is decorated by a painted concentric circle, the inside is decorated by a concentric circle and a central spiral, the rim is accentuated by paint.

Dimensions: 15.1cm diameter without handle. 5.3cm height.

Condition: Approx. 9cm along the rim remodeled and added. The rest of the bowl restored from original material. Remains of the original paint. One handle might be missing, or it was a bowl with one handle only.

Provenance: Acquired by us in 2018 on the British art market. Previously in the collection of D. Read. Acquired into the collection between 1966 and 1969.

References: Similar British Museum, 1880,0710.13.
Cf. Tsirides Foundation, Bowl of Black-on-Red II, A=160.

Literature: A broad but compact overview on Cypriot art is given by V. Karageorghis in Treasures in the Cyprus Museum.
Especially in regard to Cypriot pottery we recommend the comprehensive catalogue of the famous Cesnola collection, V. Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus, The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Authenticity: We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of every artefact, all items are subject to our lifetime return policy on authenticity.