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.