- Museum number
Pottery amphora or two-handled jug (flagon) in Eastern Sigillata A ware (Hayes Form 116); wheel-made; ovoid or piriform body with flat bottom, on a ring base; everted rim with a rounded lip, with several horizontal ridges below (though less 'stepped' than other examples); and an everted rim; pair of opposing handles, arching from shoulder to below rim, rounded section; made of a fine buff clay covered with a lustrous red slip (worn in places).
- Production date
- 70 -120 (?)
Height: 30.48 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Hayes 1985, 47 (Form 116) for a description and parallels. The shape is said to be derived from metal prototypes of the first century AD. He notes that the late(r) Roman date (Roman III) of the example illustrated in SCE IV/3, fig. 32, no. 6 is too late.
For Eastern Sigillata A wares on Cyprus generally see: Hayes 1991, 32-6; Marquié 2001 (with refs).
Hayes J. 1985, 'Sigillata Orientale A (Eastern Sigillata A)', in G. Carratelli et al., Atlante delle forme ceramiche. II. Ceramica fine romana nel balcino Mediterraneo (tardo Hellenismo e primo Impero). Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica. Classical e Orientale, Rome, 1-48.
Hayes J. 1991, Paphos. Volume III. The Hellenistic and Roman Pottery (Nicosia).
Marquié S. 2001, ‘Les sigillées de la côte méridionale de Chypre aux époques hellénistique et romaine’, Cahier du Centre d’Études Cypriotes 31, 83–98 (with further refs).
- On display (G70/dc16)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number