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Cypriot Bichrome ware amphora

Cypro-archaic, 8th-7th century BC


Large amphora, the neck and body elaborately decorated with concentric circles and bands in brown and red, the rim with zigzag band, inside of neck with plain bands. A vertical loop handle either side of the shoulder, rim with ledged lip, the body tapering to a ring base. Intact, staining to the surface, the decoration affected by dripping water, a small surface loss on the shoulder, some incrustation and root marks affecting one side more than the other.


Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA,


Compare Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Louvre 5 (Paris, 1928), pl.18, nos.7-8


Takey Crist, The Cyprus Museum (Nicosia, 2005), p.3


Height 66.5cm
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