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Cypriot fine Bichrome Ware jug with burnished slip surface

C4

£600.00

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A Bichrome Ware pottery jug with fine painted band decoration. The surface is covered in a white slip which has been carefully line-burnished and is reminiscent of White Shaved Ware, the combination of burnished and painted decoration is unusual in Cypriot pottery and may indicate a date at the start of the Early Iron Age.

Culture
Cyprus, Early Iron Age, c. 1050-900 BC

Size
17 x 13.8 cms

Condition
Intact as shown, areas of accretion as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Whitchurch, Shropshire, UK; acquired by inheritance from a collection acquired in the mid 20th Century or earlier

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