Cypriot Bronze Age bowlC23
A burnished pottery bowl with a mottled red slip surface. The rim is decorated with pairs of shallow protruding lugs and a small pierced handle which slightly resembles a bull’s head.
Cyprus, Middle Bronze Age, c. 1900-1650 BC
6.8 x 16.4 cms
Intact, very light areas of surface wear
Ex. collection: Cyprus Museum, North Carolina, USA.
The museum was founded by Dr Takey Crist in 1988 and the majority of its collections were acquired in the US and Northern Europe during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Dr Crist is a Cypriot honourary consul to the US, and his museum was officially endorsed by the President of Cyprus, George Vassiliou in 1990.