- Museum number
Pottery juglet in Tell el-Yahudiyeh ware; cylindrical body with flattish base and narrow neck opening, although the neck is now lost; made of grey-brown clay which originally had a dark slip, of which only traces are visible; decorated with incised zigzag patterns.
- Production date
- 1750 BC-1550 BC
Height: 7.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- No information about the specific findspot of this item was found apart from its being associated with the Cyprus Exploration Fund. Unless it was a casual find or acquired on the local antiquities market, the juglet must have come from a site of this date, therefore from a tomb at Kouklia or from Elenyia-Leondari Vouno (the latter of which might be the source of the Red Polished wares in this registration sequence).
Cylindrical forms of the Tell el-Yahudiyeh juglets were most popular in the southern Levant in the MBIIC period and are found in Cyprus in the MCIII and LCIA periods.
Kaplan, M.F. (1980), The origin and distribution of Tell el-Yahudiyeh Ware. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology LXII (Götebörg: P. Åström).
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Collection found unregistered with 1967,11-1 and 1967,11-2.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number