Cypriot Early Bronze Age incised pottery amphoraC8
An unusual black and red polished pottery amphora vessel with two pierced handles and incised decoration on the body. The flat base is further with an incised line flanked by two parallel rows of dots.
Cyprus, Early Bronze Age I-II, c. 2300-2100 BC
13.2 x 7.2 cms
Surface worn and pitted, one handle chipped and the neck has been slightly reduced in height
Ex. private collection, Cambridgeshire, UK. Formerly in the collection of Igor Karmiloff (1925-2016); acquired between the 1950s and early 1990s. A Cyprus Museum lead export tag is attached to one of the handles