About this object

History of use

Container for food.


Bichrome IV Ware. Cypro-Archaic I.

Physical description

Red clay bowl, fine-grained with a few small white limestone particles and a very large quantity of fine gold mica. Thin cream slip covers exterior. Dark red and lack, thin, matt paint. Shallow bowl with a flat very slightly raised base. Two pierced lugs attached to rim. Decoration on interior consists of seven concentric black bands near bottom and one thick band in centre. On the exterior, the rim is defined by both red and black paint. The outside wall exhibits a series of black and red bands of varying widths and spacing.