Cypriot Hellenistic pottery vase fragmentC59
An unusual pottery fragment from a large vessel, moulded and incised to depict an expressive male head.
Cyprus, Hellenistic period, c. 3rd or 2nd Century BC
8.4 x 6.6 cms
Fragment as shown
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.