From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis jug is made of pale brown clay that has been covered in a rich red-brown slip. The tall, narrow neck tapers to a round mouth with an out-turned rim. Three snake-like wavy lines of clay run vertically along the neck.
The handle joins at the mid-point of the neck and on the shoulder. Small knobs are set on the shoulder to either side of the handle root. At the top of the handle curve is a pointed ridge, which could be used as a thumb-rest. Below this a disconnected zig zag is incised along the outer curve of the handle.
Due to the separation of some of the body, the method of attaching the handle can be clearly seen. The handle extends through a hole cut in the body, and the end is looped up to make it secure. This is a typical method of connecting a handle to the wall of a pot.
Date Madeca. 21st Century BC
Place NotesExcavated from Karmi - Lapatsa tomb 11
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyCypriote
Style and IconographyRed polished III
TechniqueThrowing (pottery technique)
TechniqueRelief (sculpture techniques)
TechniqueGlazing (coating process)
MeasurementsHeight 260mm (Part 1, Body); Diameter 295mm (Part 1, Body);
Height 425mm (Part 2, Top); Maximum Width 295mm (Part 2, Top); Maximum Depth 210mm (Part 2, Top);
Length 225mm (Neck)
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