Cypriot small Burnished Red and Black mottled pottery bowl: Early Cypriot II-Middle Cypriot I

small Burnished Red and Black mottled pottery bowl

Probably from Early Bronze Age since red/black mottling died out at the end of the period, but possibly a bit later.  This is a less common smaller version of the very common red polished personal bowl for eating and drinking from the Early - Middle Bronze Age.   Most probably it was made for a child.   There is  a small  double-horned lug handle on the rim


Size: 5.3 x 9.5cm

(Ex collection Cyprus Museum , North Carolina, USA. Collection founded by Dr Takey Crist 1988 and most of the collection acquired 1970 and 1980s. The museum was endorsed by the President of Cyprus and Dr Crist made an honorary consul, so the sale of the collection represents something of a break of trust. Sold by Leland Little Auctioneers June 15th 2018.)

(Aquired Helios Gallery UK, August 2019)

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