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

bottle with nipple base.

A very early Red Polished Ware 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 or a dip in the floor.  Could the base have suggested the contents should be drunk in one go by those present before it was put down?  Probably for wine or beer - both of which are known to have been made?

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