About this object

History of use

Container for food.


Collected by Mr. Cesnola. Part of a collection made in Cyprus in 1873 and presented to the Metropolitan Museum for the 1875 opening.

Physical description

Barrel jug. Red-brown, fairly fine-grained clay with white limestone particles and fine silver mica. Grey-white thick slip over all. Grey-black, thin matt paint. No base, high, flaring neck with small handle-ridge, flaring trumpet mouth, vertical handle from body to ridge on neck. Two small circular protrusions, one on each side of the body. Decoration consists of vertical strokes on rim, horizontal bands on neck and strokes on handle. Two groups of broad and narrow concentric circles on each face. Beneath handle and on body opposite handle, two hatched lozenges with a pendant triangle.