Cypriot large Base Ring Ware pottery poppy-flaskC124
A large Base Ring Ware pottery flask, known as a bil-bil or poppy-flask due to its resemblance to an inverted poppy seed-head. The grey slip surface retains traces of white linear decoration on the body.
Cyprus, Late Bronze Age, c. 1450-1200 BC
27.6 x 13.4 cms
General surface wear and repairs to the body as seen in the photographs, losses to the foot and also a small stabile crack on the rim.
Ex. private collection, Austria; acquired c. 1976-1981. Supplied with a small metal stand for display.