From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis Bronze Age jug was found in a pit-tomb near Nicosia in Cyprus. It has been mended from fragments and remains in two pieces with the neck and some of the body separate.
The body is spherical with a slight point at the base. The mouth of the jug is horizontal and has an out-turned mouth. The handle curves from mid-neck to the shoulder, and is attached by curving the inserted end down inside the body. Made of pinkish-buff clay, the jug is covered in a dark red slip and has a black patch on the exterior.
The fabric of this jug has many small and medium inclusions of varying colours, including finely chopped straw. Inclusions are small particles of non-clay material that are added to help keep the clay together. Materials like stone grit, sand, crushed pottery and finely chopped straw were often used.
Date Made21st Century BC
Place NotesExcavated from Ayia Paraskevi, tomb 11
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyCypriote
Style and IconographyRed polished III
TechniqueGlazing (coating process)
TechniqueSlab method (pottery technique)
MeasurementsHeight 509mm (when whole); Diameter 330mm
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, 1957.
Object TypeStorage Vessels
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved