Cypriot painted pottery warrior marionetteC46
A hollow wheel-turned pottery figure with black and red banded decoration. The figure probably represents a warrior and piercings to the top of the head and twice on the flange indicate that it was probably used as a marionette or child’s toy with separate moving legs suspended by string. The painted decoration is in good condition below a thin layer of dull surface accretion.
Cyprus, Cypro-Archaic I, c. 700-550 BC
10.3 x 6.5 cms
One arm lost otherwise intact as seen in the photographs
Ex. private collection, New York, USA; inherited from a deceased estate, New York, USA, during the 1970’s.