About this object

History of use

Used to store and pour liquids.


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

Cultural context


Physical description

Jug made of light buff fine-grained clay with a lustrous dark red slip. White filling in incised decoration. Pear-shaped body. Short wide cylindrical neck. Everted circular rim with a small point in front. Rising handle from the rim to the shoulder. A projection in front at the neck base. On the neck are two groups of horizontal straight grooves. On the body are five straight grooves and a row of hatched lozenges, a framed row with groups of short oblique strokes, a row of hatched lozenges and six straight grooves. All are arranged horizontally.