- Museum number
Pottery jug in White Painted Pendant Line Style); hand-made; globular-ovoid body on a rounded base; narrow concave neck with a flaring mouth; single rounded handle arching from shoulder to rim. Made of fairly fine buff clay with similar slip, decorated with purple-red paint: vertical wavy lines framed by bands of parallel lines from the shoulder to the base; two bands formed of parallel lines just below the junction of body and neck; horizontal bands on the neck.
- Production date
- 1750 BC-1550 BC
Height: 29 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to the excavator, this vessel was found in the same tomb as the Late Heladic IIIA2 globular flask GR 1884,1210.115 (BM Vase C561). If this is correct, the difference in date between the two suggests that the tomb was used on a number of occasions from MC II-III down to the LCIIB or IIC periods.
Reuse/continued use of tombs across the MC to LC period has also been observed in Nicosia (Merrillees 2012 for a tomb excavated by Ohnefalsch-Richter; Kromholz 1982, Tombs 6 and 15).
Kromholz, S. 1982, The Bronze Age necropolis at Ayia Paraskevi (Nicosia): Unpublished tombs in the Cyprus Museum (P. Åström: Göteborg).
Merrillees, R. 2012, The 'Ochsenkrater-Grab' from Nicosia Ayia Paraskevi. SIMAL Pocket-book 177 (Uppsala: Åström).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number