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Cypriot small pottery dish

ref. : en.1154.2014 | 15 October 2014 | by Francis Leveque
modèle - terre cuite | XVIIe - XVIIIe century BC
Chypre ( Chypre )
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Small pottery dish or bowl in the shape of a boat in White Painted ware. Middle Cypriot II-III, 1800-1650 BC. Purchased from Gen Luigi Palma di Cesnola in 1876.

Oval body with a flat, everted rim, pierced at intervals with pairs of holes; the handle is in the form of a applied human figurine attached to the rim at the ’stern’ of the model: he has large pierced eyes, rudimentary limbs but with fingers and toes indicated, the left hand rests on the rim, the right is missing

- Length: 12.5 centimetres


Bibliography :

  • H.B. Walters, E.J. Forsdyke, C.H. Smith, Catalogue of Vases in the British Museum (vase), vol. I-IV, BMP, Londres , 1893, n° C261
  • P. Aström, The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, vol. Vol. IV, Part 1D, The Late Cypriot Bronze Age. Other arts and crafts, Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Lund , 1972, p.67, n° IV/1B
  • K. Westerberg, Cypriote ships from the Bronze Age to c. 500 BC, P. Åström, Göteborg , 1983, p.10, n° 3
  • V. Karageorghis, The coroplastic art of ancient Cyprus (Karageorghis Coroplastic VI), vol. VI, Monsters, animals and miscellanea, Leventis Foundation , 1996, p.185, n° IV.16