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Cypriot oinochoe


Circa 800 BC


Cypriot oinochoe in Bichrome Ware. The spherical body with narrow conical neck, double reeded arched handle from shoulder to trefoil lip.

The body decorated in dark brown and ochre paint with complex geometric patterns of concentric circles of varying widths, the motifs running around the body horizontally and vertically, a series of concentric circles on either side of the body and one large to the front, a linear motif on the shoulder beneath the neck.

Set on a small ring base. Lime deposits over the surface. Spout and lip restored.


Private collection, UK; acquired 1990s


Height 23cm

Stock number

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