From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectKnown as a knob-lug bowl, this hemispherical clay bowl has a rounded base. The lug, or small knob, is attached to the rim and juts slightly above it. The lug has been shaped around a stick to create a suspension hole for hanging. The bowl is covered all over in a rich red slip that has some small black patches on the outer surface. The wall becomes notably thinner towards the lip. Aside from some light incrustation on the surface, the bowl is intact and in good condition.
Shapes like this are often created by moulding clay around a gourd or other spherical object. This allows the maker to get an even thickness for the walls without compromising the circular shape. Knob-lug bowls were a common find in Bronze Age Cypriot sites. This bowl was discovered in a tomb in Lapatsa, in northern Cyprus, with several others that are also part of the Logie Collection.
Date Madeca. 21st Century BC
Place NotesExcavated from Karmi - Lapatsa tomb 11
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyCypriote
Style and IconographyRed polished III
TechniqueGlazing (coating process)
TechniqueSlab method (pottery technique)
MeasurementsHeight 75mm; Diameter 129mm
Subject and Association KeywordsMourning customs
Subject and Association KeywordsFood history
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Credit LineDonated by the Melbourne University Cyprus Expedition, care of Dr J.B. Hennessy, University of Sydney, 1973.
Object TypeFood Service Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved