Cypriot Tall necked bottle No.3: Middle Cypriot I -IIa (2000-1800 BC)

Tall necked bottle No.3

As previous examples: Red-and-Black Polished III Ware . Probably made by Morris’s “Fine Line Artist”. Highly polished slip and very fine hatching (11-12 lines/cm).  Complete, fine condition, small chip and accretions on rim.

For general comments on the ware see the first tall necked bottle.

The incised motifs consist of bands of 3 horizontal lines at the top and bottom of neck, also three fifth down and three fifths up the neck, and below mid-line of body. Two vertical, 3 line zig-zags down the central neck alternate with vertical checkerboards of open-plain and enclosed-hatched rectangles. Body filled with three, joined diamonds each of three diagonal hatched stripes with plain stripes between. Single two line zig-zag below each join and two pairs of short diagonals above join. Spout perforations filled?


Size: 21.3 x 8.9cm

(Ex personal collection of BL (known to me personally but name withheld on request), acquired from Chris Martin, London, early 1992.)

(Aquired Acquired by DJ from BL December 2023.)

(DJ 263 AN 243)