From:Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThis Bronze Age knob lug bowl was found in a pit-tomb near Nicosia in Cyprus. It is a hemispherical clay bowl that has been covered in a dark red slip with a few patches of black. The surface has eroded in some places and there is some light encrustation. The lip of this particular bowl is more turned inward than many others.
Vessels of this shape are often made by shaping around a gourd, another bowl or some other rounded object to give a regular shape. The knob lug is a small addition near the rim which acts as a handle or hanging point. The knob can be shaped around a stick or pierced to produce a hole used to hang the vessel. Knob-lug bowls were a common find in Bronze Age Cypriot sites. They were used as eating bowls, and hung away when not in use.
Date Made21st Century BC
Place NotesExcavated from Ayia Paraskevi, tomb 11
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyCypriote
Style and IconographyRed polished II
TechniqueGlazing (coating process)
TechniqueSlab method (pottery technique)
MeasurementsHeight ca. 91mm; Diameter ca. 135mm
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 TypeFood Service Vessels
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