- Museum number
Pottery Archaic East Greek drinking cup ('Ionian cup'); wheel-made; depressed semiglobular body on a conical base, with an everted rim; pair of opposing horizontal handles (oval section). Made of fine buff-orange clay covered with black lustrous paint inside and outside, with reserved bands between the handles on the exterior (except on the ridge marking the junction of shoulder and rim). Part of the rim is missing in one part of the vessel.
- Production date
- 600 BC-550 BC
Diameter: 12.05 centimetres
Height: 6.35 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Gjerstad 1977 (pp. 32-4) for a discussion of East Greek skyphoi ('Ionian cups') from various parts of Cyprus. The present example belongs to his group 6. Thalmann 1977, 70-2 describes a range of East Greek skyphoi from a group of material excavated on the acropolis in the early 1960s. His cat. nos 66-7 (Group F) are close parallels for the present item. Coldstream discusses exampels from modern excavaitons in the necropoleis of Amathus (1987, 30 nos. 24-35). His no. 34 is very similar in shape, but the reserved bands on the rim and between the handles on 35 are closer to the present example.
Coldstream J.N. 1987, 'The Greek Geometric and Archaic imports', in V. Karageorghis et. al., La Nécropole D'Amathonte. Tombes 113-367. II. Céramiques non Chypriotes (Nicosia), 21-31.
Gjerstad E. 1977, 'Pottery from various parts of Cyprus', in E. Gjerstad et al., Greek Geometric and Archaic pottery found in Cyprus (Stockholm), 23-59.
Thalmann J.P. 1977, 'Céramique trouvée à Amathonte' in E. Gjerstad et al. 'Greek Geometric and Archaic pottery found in Cyprus' (Lund), 65-86.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number