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Pottery jug with figural decoration in Bichrome ware; wheelmade; globular-ovoid body on a low ring base; short, slightly concave, neck with a trefoil mouth; double-ribbed handle from shoulder to rim.
Made of fine buff clay, some inclusions, decorated with red and brown paint on a surface fired crem to white: on each side are concetric cirlces enclosing smaller concentric sepaerated by pairs of verrical strokes; at the centre is a motif like a dartboard (central circles, from which radiate orange and brown wedges over the cream surface); brown bands on the neck, rim and handle. Below the handle and occupying most of the height of the body is depicted a standing male wearing a chequered thigh-length kilt, a mantle-like garment on his upper body, and what appears to be a pointed cap with a loop or bobble on the top; he holds a small bird in his left hand and a staff (or spear) in his left, and stands in front of a tree-like motif, by his feet is a guilloche motif.
- Production date
- 750 BC-600 BC
Height: 32.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Masson 1996, 9 for a discussion of the Cesnola sale of 1 May 1871 when the item appeared on the antiquity market for the first time.
For additional discussion of the vase and parallels (possibly form the same workshop), see Nielsen 1981, 155.
Nielsen, A.M. 1981, 'A pictorial vase in Milwaukee', RDAC, 154-6.
Masson O. 1996, 'La dispersion des antiquités chypriotes: les deux collections Cesnola', CCEC 25 (1996/1), 1-28.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Originally sold at the L. di Cesnola sale at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 1 May 1871 (see comments field for details).
- Greek and Roman
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