Cypriot Large stamnos: Archaic I (750 - 600 BC)

Large stamnos

A large bichrome jar (Stamnos) of unusual shape and with unusual decoration of stylised flowers. It may originally have had a lid. It is interesting to note that the large 2 handles dishes used at the time would make an ideal lid. The early archaic was a period of great prosperity in Cyprus, which for the first time rivalled or surpassed Cyprus at the height of the Late Bronze Age.

Size: 30 x 37cm

((Ex collection Stephen Churley UK (details known to me) acquired 12th July 2003, ex collection Dr Bron Lipkin. Acquired by him from Art Market (Chris Martin) 1991))

(Aquired Stephen Churley)

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