Cypriot jug with applied decoration: Middle Cypriot III (1750-1650BC)

jug with applied decoration

Round Bottomed, Black Slip ware jug, looking a bit like Base Ring Ware but thick and heavy, with zig-zag wave decoration in relief probably derived from a snake motif.   A pierced lug under the spout seems almost like the head and eyes of two other small "snakes". The sophisticated spout is typical of the very end of the Middle Bronze Age or even Late Bronze Age I, but the round bottom was gradually replaced with flat during the end of the Middle Bronze Age.

Size: 24cm high

(Ex Cyprus Museum, USA)

(Aquired Art Ancient, London, 20th Aug 2019)

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