About this object

History of use

For storing and pouring liquids.


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

Clay jug, light orange, fine-grained, hard-fired clay with scattered white limestone particles and fine silver mica. Thick cream slip, dark grey, thin, matt paint. Low ring foot, globular body, narrow neck, flaring rim pinches to form a trefoil mouth, vertical handle from neck to shoulder. Painted decoration consists of one band outlining the lip, a band on neck and one at point where neck joins body, a group of five concentric circles on shoulder, a group of three on lower body and a broad band covering foot. Zigzag on handle.