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Alabastron in light yellow alabaster; ground and polished slightly ovoid body with abrupt juncture to short straight neck; flat mushroom shaped rim with two small lugs (or false handles) on opposite sides one third of the way down the body; inscription of three incised signs, 0.99-1.5 cm high, between the two lugs, a series of three parallel horizintal line followed by a single horizontal stroke 0.6-0.7 cm long (= = = -) and an isolated 'V' with a '=' (possibly a variant of a syllabic sign for 'so' in the main sign group) near the left handle.
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- For Cypriot parallels from established archaeological contexts see: SCE IV/2, fig. 39 no 38 (Marion); Chavane 1990, 78-80, esp. nos 588-656 passim and pl. XVIII (Amathus); Salles and Chavane 2003, 336-7 nos 811-19 and figs 263, 265 (Kition-Bamboula, Hellenistic levels).See Chavane 1990, 77-8 for a general comment (with bibliography) on the difficulty of dating these vessels on form alone.
Chavane M.-J. 1990, La nécropole d'Amathonte. Tombs 110-385. IV. Les petits objets (Nicosia).
Salles J.-F. and Chavane M.-J. 2003, 'Les petits objets' in J.-F. Salles ed. Kition-Bamboula IV. Les niveaux héllenistiques (Paris), 331-46.
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- Greek and Roman
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