- Also known as
Red Polished I-II (mottled)
Red Polished I-II (mottled) (mottled)
Red Polished I-II (south/central)
- Scope note
- Red Polished I-II (mottled) ware is an EC I-II type of Red Polished (RP) Ware which was made of a medium-textured, hard-fired, gritty fabric, with a slip that was only lightly burnished and fired to a characteristic mottled red and black appearance. The vessel forms are very similar, to the north coast versions of Red Polished I-II, but they tend to have wide, flat bases and different, distinctive lugs and handles (Webb and Frankel 2013, 64–5). Found in the centre and south of the island, where it is the predominant RP type, Stewart (1962, 226-7) had identified this type as a variant of the 'standard' north coast RP wares. Many examples, especially small bowls, have been found at the central settlement of Marki-Alonia (Frankel 2006, 105ff and esp. pp. 108-9) and also at the cemetery of Psematismenos-Trelloukkas on the south coast (Georgiou et al. 2011, 194ff). The presence of this ware in small quantities at the Vounous and Karmi sites is an important indicator of inter-island communications in this period (Webb et al. 2009, 215-19). The Stewart alpha-numeric divisions may be applied to this type, if there are parallels, and can be entered under the comment box.
Frankel D. and Webb J.M. 2006, 'Marki Alonia. An Early and Middle Bronze Age settlement in Cyprus. Excavations 1995-2000'. (SIMA 123:2), Sävedalen.
Georgiou G. et al. 2011, 'Psematismenos-Trelloukkas. An Early Bronze Age cemetery in Cyprus', Nicosia.
Stewart J. 1962, "The Early Cypriot Bronze Age", in: 'The Swedish Cyprus Expedition Volume 1A', Lund, 205-401.
Webb J.M. and Frankel D. 2013, "Cultural regionalism and divergent social trajectories in Early Bronze Age Cyprus" in; American Journal of Archaeology, 117, 59–81.
Webb J. et al. 2009, 'The Bronze Age cemeteries at Karmi Palealona and Lapatsa in Cyprus. Excavations by J.R.B. Stewart', (SIMA 126), Sävedalen.
- Broader terms
Red Polished I-II