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