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Pottery Bichrome IV ware oinochoe or jug with figural decoration; ovoid-globular body on low annular foot; trefoil mouth with painted eye motifs on each side; vertical strap handle from shoulder to rim; buff clay and slip decorated with black and red bichrome decoration; band of black paint around vase at junction of body and neck; narrower horizontal lines and wavy band around the neck; black paint also around the rim and on handles; figural scene depicts a chariot driving towards the left with archer firing arrows from the back; chariot has an elaborate fretwork frame supported by decorated uprights bearing spikes (arrowheads?) and an eight-spoke wheel, both orignally painted in red though now mostly faded; the galloping horse is rendered in silhouette except for a single eye in profile and a band of chevrons or zig-zags along his flank; bearded driver, naked above the waist, wears a kilt with an elaborate belt; the bearded archer is much smaller than the driver but wears a long skirt decorated with cross hatches, a thick black belt and an upper garment with traces of red paint; issuing form the wheel is a large vertical tree motif in black.
- Production date
Diameter: 8 centimetres (mouth)
Height: 26.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Additional bibliography:
Karageorghis, V. 1966, 'A propos de quelques represéntations de chars sur des vases chypriotes de l'Âge du Fer', BCH 90 , 104-105 & fig. 2.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018-2019, 8 Nov 2018-24 Feb 2019, London, British Museum, I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria
2012-2013 Oct-Feb, Belgium, Brussels, Cinquantenaire Museum, Ancient Cyprus
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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