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Large pottery krater-like vessel in White Slip ware; hand-made; wide, hemispherical body with a flattened base; short and wide vertical neck with a flat, chamfered rim at a slight oblique angle; wish-bone handle just below the rim; cream-white slip decorared with brown paint: on body, frames of complex ladder motives with vertical and horizont chains, on neck, dense files of dots; White Slip II.


© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1231.27

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Vase C210

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011c 4.2
Vase C210
Bailey 1976 p. 23, pl. XXVIc, XXVII
SCE IV/1C p. 468, Crater Type 2, 4

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Object types
bowl (all objects)

pottery (scope note | all objects)
White Slip Ware (Cypriot) (scope note | all objects)
Type Series
White Slip II
slipped (scope note | all objects)
painted (scope note | all objects)
handmade (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Made in Cyprus (all objects)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Hala Sultan Tekke, Tomb 4 (?) (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Larnaka (district),Larnaka (city),Hala Sultan Tekke)
Late Cypriot II (all objects)

Hand-made pottery; White Slip II bowl wide, hemispherical body; short and wide vertical neck with everted rim at a slight oblique angle; wish-bone handle just below the rim; pale clay with thick cream-white slip decorated with brown paint; the neck is decorated with a horizontal ladder pattern, the shoulder has two cross-hatched bands with a linked lozenge motif between and the main body has pendants of cross-hatched bands and linked lozenge chains.

Height: 25.5 centimetres
Diameter: 24 centimetres (mouth)

Curator's comments
NB: See Bailey's doubts surrounding the findspot of this vase (1976, 23-4).

Acquisition date

Acquisition name
Excavated by The British Museum (biographical details | all objects)

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