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Accession_Number 48.12.13
adlib_title Cypriote bichrome jar
Shape Jar
Shape_description Short straight tapering neck; shoulder meets the body at a corner point; two small handles are attached to the upper body; the body is bulbous and has no foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Cypriote
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Rim of the neck is painted red on the inner side, the outer surface of the neck is painted brown. Two black lines on a white wash decorate the shoulder, the handles are painted black on their outer surface. The upper body is decorated with a red band at the top then (on one side) a white wash, followed (on both sides) by six black bands with reserved areas between them. The rest of the lower body is decorated with a dark red wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Rim has small chips, the body has chips of varying sizes and also small holes which do not appear to go all the way through the fabric. There is a piece of debris in one of the handles. Colour is fading in some places, maybe due to firing process.
Technique/Style Bichrome
Provenance
Period Iron Age
Date 7 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique front view from above of a ypriote jar, showing the handles and the mouth.
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Top view of a Cypriote jar, showing the mouth and shoulder.
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View of the base of a Cypriote jar.
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Back view of a Cypriote jar showing theb handles.
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Front view of a Cypriote jar, showing the handles.
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 10.8
Diameters Mouth 4.0; body 8.1
Handle_height 2.6
Other_dims.
Location 5.1.3
Edited_by Jessica; Alexandra; Teifi; Marianne
Date_edited 25.06.2003; 19.08.2004; 01.09.2006; 31.01.2008
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