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Superb Cypriot Geomethric style pottery Jug, ca. 750-600 BC

Superb Cypriot Geomethric style pottery Jug, ca. 750-600 BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1393558
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An authentic ancient Cypriot bichrome ceramic Wine Jug, Cypro-Archaic I period and dating to the 750-600 B.C.

The piece has a spherical body with a ring base, flaring neck and pinched spout, surmounted by an arching handle. The terracotta jug has a white slip coated surface, decorated with black concentric circles around the neck and shoulder, with multiple encircling bands below. The handle is decorated with a series of horizontal parallel lines running down its length.

Condition: A beautiful quality Jug, in a rare condition. A very minor filled perferation near the base, othervise completely intact with no chips, dings or repairs.

Provenance: Emil Månsson, 1896-1977 collection, A Swedish collector of numismatics and antiquities. Comes with his old tag attached.