A CYPRIOT WHITE SLIP MILK BOWL
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 663551
Please refer to our stock # P.199 when inquiring.
45 Jaffa Gate, Opposite David Citadel Entrance
P. O. Box 14646, Jerusalem 9114601, Israel
tel. 972 2 583 7606
Late Bronze Age; 1550-1200 BC.
A hemispherical bowl with wishbone-shaped handle. The near-perfection of the bowl shape may indicate that a gourd was used as a mold. Applied white slip and orange painted geometric decoration on the outside surface of the bowl as well as in brown on the handle. This exterior decoration of the vessel suggests that it was hung when not in use, therefore making the decoration visible.
The White Slip “Milk Bowl” is one of the most famous creations of the Late Cypriot Bronze Age. It was popular both locally and as an export item in the Mediterranean. This example was imported to the Holy Land from Cyprus in antiquity and was found in Hebron.
3.66 inches (9.3 cms) high; 6.89 inches (17.5 cms) maximum diameter
One week shipping and certificate of authenticity included in price
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
Bibliography:Ruth Amiran , “Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land”, (Rutgers University Press, 1970)