Terracotta jug

Period:
Early Cypriot III–Middle Cypriot I
Date:
ca. 2000–1800 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1195
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

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. LXXXIII.744, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

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.