ostracon ancient art



Large Cypriot Milk Bowl, ex Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, 1375-1200 BC

Handmade White Slip II ware bowl of deep, hemispherical body. With round base and wish-bone handle.

Made of red-brown clay covered with white slip and decorated with brown ladder pattern. Hooked chain at the handle level, dot rows.

Old inventory number (161) written beneath the handle with ink. Museum card joined.

For an example from the same workshop, cf. reg. no. 1982,0726.1 in the British Museum database.

Beautiful and well preserved vessel with an exceptionally good provenance.

One fragment reattached, craze fixed. End of the handle and one missing shard restored.

W. over handle 23 cm (9.1 in)
D. 18.3 cm (7.2 in), H. 10.8 cm (4.3 in)

Ex collection Dr. Takey Crist, founder and director of the Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, NC. Since the 1970s.

Joined by two documents demonstrating that the collection was acquired legally and with the full knowledge of the Cypriot Government.

1800 USD

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Literature: Tom B. Rasmussen. Bucchero Pottery from Southern Etruria. Cambridge 1979.

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