Cypriot Handmade Black Slip III ware bowl: Middle Bronze Age III (1725-1600BC)
Handmade Black Slip Ware from the end of the Middle Bronze Age, transitioning into the Late Bronze Age. A rare piece. This large bowl looks half way between Handmade Black Slip and Base Ring Ware. The fabric looks very like Base Ring Ware. The wishbone handle is typically Late Bronze Age, as is (as far as I can find) the sudden change of angle of the bowl near the rim. However the wishbone handle is already found in MC III and the rounded bottom is still like Middle Cypriot wares. Only the White Slip Ware, Milk-Bowls (which are a similar size) retain it in the Late Bronze Age.
Size: 9.7 x18.8 x 24.2cm
(Ex collection of Mrs Rosemary Tetlow, Shipton Bellinger, Hampshire,UK; acquired between 1962-69; thence by descent)
(Aquired Helios Gallery UK, August 13th 2019)