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Cypriot painted pottery warrior marionette

C46

£660.00

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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.

Culture
Cyprus, Cypro-Archaic I, c. 700-550 BC

Size
10.3 x 6.5 cms

Condition
One arm lost otherwise intact as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, New York, USA; inherited from a deceased estate, New York, USA, during the 1970’s.

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