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Pottery askos or vase in form of bird; hand-made; horizontal ovoid body with central ridge along the back; tubular spout tapering to a trefoil mouth; vertical loop handle from body to rim; tail rendered as simple fan; small schematic wings on each side; three short conical legs, two at the front and one at the back; pink-buff clay and self slip (?); decorated with red and black bands on the body, spout and hand; surface, including the paint, is very worn.
- Production date
Height: 14 centimetres
Length: 15.10 centimetres
Width: 11 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Compare Webb 2001, cat. no. 230 (Bichrome Red I (IV)) (Nicholson Museum); Pieridou 1970, 98, no. 10 and pl. XIV,8 (Bichrome Red I (IV)). On askoi in general and the interlaye between Aegean and Cypriot examples, see Pieridou 1970; Desborough 1972; Lemos 1994; Korou 1997.
Desborough, V. 1972, 'Bird vases', Kretica Chronika 24, 245-77.
Korou N. 1997, 'Cypriot zoomorphic askoi of the early Iron Age. A Cypro- Aegean interplay', in V. Karageorghis et al. (eds), Four thousand years of images on Cypriote pottery (Nicosia 1997), 89-106.
Lemos I. 1992, 'Birds revisited', in V. Karageorghis (ed.), Cyprus in the 11th century B.C. (Nicosia: A.G. Leventis Foundation), 229-38.
Pieridou A. 1970, 'Κυπριακά πλαστικά αγγεία', RDAC, 92-102.
Webb J. 2001, Cypriote antiquities in the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities 20. (JonseredL P. Åström ).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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