From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectA Cypriot Black-on-red bottle with two handles. The bottle has a round body with a long neck that has a flaring opening, and a sharp ridge in the middle. The handles flare up from just below the neck ridge to join at the top of the body.
The body is well polished and covered with a hard-fired orange-red slip decorated with matt black paint. The handles have bands along the outer edges and around their bases. There is a wide band around the lip, another around the upper neck, and also around the upper part of the neck ridge. Six narrow bands encircle the upper body, just below where the handles attach, and there are two wider bands that encircle the body slightly below the widest point. On the shoulder of the bottle, between the two handles, are two sets of four concentric circles.
These small containers are associated with the production of perfumed oils, ointments, or lotions.
Date Made850-600 BC
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyGeometric patterns
Style and IconographyCypro-Geometric
Style and IconographyCypro-Phoenician
TechniqueThrowing (pottery technique)
MeasurementsHeight 118mm; Diameter 74mm
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by the Christchurch Classical Association, 1953. Formerly in the collection of James H Rea.
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