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Terracotta bowl

Middle Cypriot II
ca. 1800–1725 B.C.
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm) diameter 11 1/16 in. (28.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The decoration of this vase is likely related to basket weaving. One of several distinctive regional styles of pottery, Red-on-Black Ware developed in the eastern part of Cyprus, on the Karpass peninsula. The style was short-lived.
Said to be from Amathus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 280, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 42, pp. 34-35, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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