About this object

History of use

Container for food.


Bichrome Ware, Cypro-Geometric II-III.

Physical description

Clay dish consisting of red clay with a cream slip. Coarse-grained clay with a few small white limestone particles, a very large quantity of dark grits, giving the surface a very speckled appearance, and a small amount of fine silver mica. Red-brown and grey-black thin matt paint. Very low ring foot, gently curved wall, two small horizontal handles attached to rim. Decoration on the interior consists of two bands of paint on the wall and a spiral starting from a large dot in the centre. The line gets progressively broader towards the outside. Rim and handles painted black. On exterior wall the decoration is more elaborate consisting of red and black bands of varying width and spacing. Bottom of ring foot is decorated with crosshatched lines.