- Museum number
Pottery barrel juglet in Black-on-Red ware; wheel-made; elongated body with rounded ends; narrow neck with a flaring trumpet mouth; neck ridge; pair of opposing handles arching from shoulder to below neck ridge; made of fine buff clay covered with a dark reddish-orange lustrous slip, decorated with black paint: bands of concentric lines with solid borders around the body, framing a dart motif under the handles, bands around the neck, ladder pattern on the handles; surface shows signs of burning or perhaps over-firing.
- Production date
- 900 BC-700 BC
Height: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The precise findspot is not mentioned in the Register nor in the published report. Its intact condition suggests it was found in a tomb rather than in the Sanctuary itself. However, as the CEF explored cemeteries in numerous locations around the village of Kouklia it is impossible to detemine even a general findspot location (Gardner et al. 1888, 264ff and pl. VII).
For the type, see SCE IV/2, fig. XXV, 7 (= GR 1894,11-1.388; BM Vase C895). See Schreiber 2003 for a modern assessment of the ware, including the chronology.
Gardner E. et al. 1888, 'Excavations in Cyprus, 1887-88. Paphos, Leontari, Amargetti.', Journal of Hellenic Studies 9, 147-271.
Schreiber N. 2003, The Cypro-Phoenician pottery of the Iron Age. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 13 (Leiden; Boston: Brill).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number