- Museum number
Pottery fragment of a Red Painted Monochrome ware with a solid tapering conical shape, having an insertion point at the wider end and broken away at the other; possibly an amphora base or part of a jug handle; made of coarse gritty pinkish red clay with traces of red burnished slip.
- Production date
- 3500 BC-2300 BC
Height: 54 millimetres
Width: 49 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The pottery excavated at Lemba Lakkous is published in Peltenburg (1985), and it is possible to compare the sherds now in the British Museum with the published material. There is also a useful description of the most prevalent wares from Lemba Lakkous in Stewart 1978.
Whilst Red and Black Burnished-stroke ware, along with other monochrome pottery, has stylistic features characteristic of the Late Chalcolithic in the south-west of Cyprus, it is now known that some of these traits can survive into the Early Cypriot I-II period (Bolger and Peltenburg 2014).
Bolger, D.and Peltenburg, E. 2014, 'Material and social transformation in 3rd millennium BC Cyprus: evidence of ceramics', in J.M.Webb (ed), Structure, Measurement and Meaning. Studies in honour of David Frankel. SIMA vol. CXLIII, Uppsala, 187-198.
Peltenburg, E. 1985, 'Lemba Archaeological Project. Vol. I. Excavations at Lemba Lakkous', Göteburg.
Stewart, J.D. 1978, 'Preliminary remarks on the Chalcolithic pottery wares from Lemba Lakkous' in: RDAC, 8-18.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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