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Terracotta jug

Early Cypriot III–Middle Cypriot I
ca. 2000–1800 B.C.
H. 8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Red Polished Ware first appears in the repertoire of Cypriot ceramics at the very beginning of the Early Cypriot I period. It was introduced by emigrants from Anatolia who settled on the island soon after the middle of the third millennium B.C.
Said to be from Alambra

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 82, 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. 24, pp. 29-30, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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