Cypriot spouted serving bowl: Early Bronze Age (2300-2000 BC)

spouted serving bowl

A Cypriot hemispherical Red Polished Ware spouted bowl with an opposed pierced lug handle.  This was probably a serving bowl, perhaps placed on the plastered stone benches often found against the wall of living spaces where the hearth was.

 I am uncertain of the date.  It may be Early Bronze Age as many bowls with similar shape are listed in the Swedish Expedition catalogue.  However there is one from the middle Bronze Age and the thinness of the fabric seems instinctively to me to be MC.

Size: 33cm wide incl spout

(Ex G. Kyriacou collection, London, formed between the late 1970s-2002. Kyriacou is a Cypriot artist, sculptor and collector living in London.)

(Aquired Bonhams auction (London))

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