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Terracotta bowl

Period:
Middle Cypriot I–II
Date:
ca. 1900–1725 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm) diameter 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1248
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Lime, used to fill the grooved decoration, enhances the contrast between the surface of the vessel and the linear decoration.
Said to be from Alambra or Ayia Paraskevi

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 131, 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. 29, p. 31, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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