oinochoe (Jug)

About this object


Thought to be early Iron Age, Cypriot Geometric style.

Physical description

Ceramic wine jug (oinochoe), wheel-turned. Body is globular, with a short neck and pinched trefoil mouth, and a vertical loop handle spanning rim to shoulder. Base is a low foot. Vessel is heavily painted with encircling lines of red and dark grey in a variety of widths, and 5 series of concentric circles on the shoulder. Top of handle is also painted red and brown.