Cypriot WPW stringhole jug: Middle Bronze Age II-III (1850-1650BC)
White Painted Ware, Stringhole type jug on three small legs. It has a dropper spout which provides the filling point but also allows a better flow of liquid by introducing air. The end of this has broken off and been restored for 1-2cm. However this is too short: it should be 2-3cm longer. I will have the restoration removed and probably remade in a more idiomatic manner, for which there are many extant examples to copy. The so called stringholes are probably just a decorative elaboration of the pierced lugs common from the Early Cypriot I onwards, originally probably so that the items could be hung on a peg in the wall with a string or thong.
In transit from dealer.
Size: 18cm (currently)
(Ex Nigel Parks collection, Brussels 1980 from dealer Charles Ede (more details to follow))
(Aquired Alan Baidun, Jerusalem, August 2019)