Cypriot bottle with nipple base.: Early Bronze Age I -II. (2400 -2100BC)

bottle with nipple base.

A very early bottle with cut-away spout and nipple base, and large nodules decorating both ends of the handle.  To stand upright it would have required a ring shaped stand.  Could the base have suggested the condense should be drunk in one go by those present before it was put down?  Probably to serve wine or beer?

Size: 29cm high

(Ex G. Kyriacou collection, London, formed between the late 1970s-2002. (Possibly Ex Desmond Morris))

(Aquired Bonhams auction)

DJ 174. Annex 148