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Small kalathos or basket-shaped vase in White Painted ware; slightly concave, carinated body with everted rim; flat base; two opposing horizontal loop handles; buff clay and slip decorated with dark brown paint; interior has two broad concentric bands at the rim and base; on exterior, between each handle is a large latticed triangle with dots within each lozenge; four intersecting lines forming an eight-point star on the base; parallel bands of paint running around the base of the vase below the handles; solid bands on the handles; surface worn in places; White Painted I-II ware.

AN267265001001

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Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1896,0201.89

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Vase C708

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011a 1.1
CVA British Museum 9 BM IIC,c, pl.3,8
Vase C708
Murray, Smith and Walters 1900 p. 81, Tomb 1 no. 4; p. 74 & fig. 129

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Object types
vase (all objects)
kalathos (all objects)

Materials
pottery (scope note | all objects)
Ware
White Painted Ware (WP I) (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
wheel-made (scope note | all objects)
slipped (scope note | all objects)
painted (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Made in Cyprus (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Kourion, 'Site A' (Kaloriziki), tomb 1 (scope note | all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Limassol (district),Kourion)
Date
1050BC-900BC
Period/Culture
Cypro-Geometric (CG I-II) (scope note | all objects)


Description
Small kalathos or basket-shaped vase in White Painted ware; wheel-made; slightly concave, carinated body with everted rim; flat base; two opposing horizontal loop handles; buff clay and slip decorated with dark brown paint; interior has two broad concentric bands at the rim and base; on exterior, between each handle is a large latticed triangle with dots within each lozenge; four intersecting lines forming an eight-point star on the base; parallel bands of paint running around the base of the vase below the handles; solid bands on the handles; surface worn in places.

Dimensions
Height: 4.1 centimetres

Acquisition date
1896

Acquisition name
Excavated by Turner Bequest Excavations, Curium (biographical details | all objects)
From Turner Bequest Excavations, Curium (biographical details | all objects)
Funded by Emma Tourner Turner (bequest) (biographical details | all objects)


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