Cypriot 2 black topped bowls: Early Bronze Age III - Middle BA I (1850 BC)

2 black topped bowls

2 Black-Topped bowls from the Early/Middle Bronze Age.The black interior and edge  achieved by selectively reducing the oxygen supply to parts of the bowl during firing: probably by inverting in sand.

Size: 12.5cm & 10.1cm diam

(Ex Desmond Morris collection prior to 1985, then Christie’s auction London, 14th May 2002, lot 25 (part). Subsequently G Kyriacou collection London)

(Aquired Bonhams auction, London)

DJ 176 & 177.