From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis jug is similar to other Bronze Age long-necked jugs, and was found in a tomb at Lapatsa in northern Cyprus. Pale brown clay is covered in a lustrous rich red slip. The body is ovoid and the long neck tapers slightly towards the top. It has a simple horizontal mouth with a wide turned-out rim. The neck has simple decorations added, with a band running around the upper neck and one around the base.
A roughly rectangular handle curves from the mid-point of the neck to the shoulder. A small ridge has been added at the top curve, perhaps as a thumb-rest for grip when pouring. Two small knobs of clay have been added at the neck and shoulder to either side of where the handle connects.
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 385mm; Diameter 205mm
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 TypeStorage Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved