ostracon ancient art



Cypriot Black Slip Ware Vessel, ex Desmond Morris Collection, ca. 850-750 BC

Wheel-made hemispherical bowl on a ring base, the outer surface covered with a dark brown slip.

Twin cylindrical horizontal rim lugs, incised grooves to the outer rim. Although wheel-made the rim is slightly askew.

From the collection of Desmond Morris (*1928), important collector and editor of The Art of Ancient Cyprus, Oxford 1985.

Intact, surface with minor chips and moderate encrustation.

D. rim 12 cm (4.7 in)
W. over handles 14 cm (5.5 in)

Ex Collection of Desmond Morris (*1928), constituted between 1967 and 1976. Thence Christie's London, 14th May 2002 sale, part of group lot no. 93.
Acquired by Dr. Takey Crist, founder and director of the Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, NC.

480 USD

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