Cypriot Large storage Jar: EC IIIB-MC I (2050-1850 BC)

Large  storage Jar

Large Red Polished III Mottled Ware storage jar with bulbous body narrowing to tiny flat base, and slightly constricted junction to slightly convex neck, 40% the diameter of body with everted rim. Two, opposed loop handles from mid-neck to shoulders. Red slip with dark patches. Complete except minor chips from rim, good condition with small scratches and accretions.

Cf.  P Dikaios & JR Stewart: The Swedish Cyprus Expedition 1962, pl.CXI (2, 5) p318. VIIA, type r2 / t.

Size: 40 x 27cm

(Ex UK collection of JB, acquired in 1980s from his father's collection in Austria. Then property of central London gallery.)

(Aquired Apollo Art Auctions, London 29th January)

DJ 246. AN 226