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Terracotta bowl

Period:
Middle Cypriot II
Date:
ca. 1800–1725 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm) diameter 11 1/16 in. (28.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.974
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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