Early-Middle Cypriote Body Sherd with Lug of Black-Polished Ware Amphoriskos or Bottle with Incised DecorationEarly Cypriote III-Middle Cypriote I
2000 BCE-1800 BCE
1 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 3/16 in. (4.7 x 4.9 x 0.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- amphoriskoi - Small pointed-neck amphorae used for scented oil (perfume).
- bottles - Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations. For vessels having wider necks and mouths, use "jars."
- Early Cypriote - Refers to the period from about 2300 to 1900 BCE on the island of Cyprus. The art of the period is characterized by flat painted or incised terracotta figurines, vessels with scenes of daily life modeled around their outer rims, and the dominance of red-polished pottery.
- incising - The process and technique of producing, forming, or tracing a pattern, text, or other usually linear motif by cutting, carving, or engraving.
- lugs - Projections by which an object may be held or supported; may have a small opening for a suspensory strap.
- Middle Cypriote - Refers to the period from about 1900 to 1600 BCE on the island of Cyprus. The art of the period is characterized by a continuation of Early Cypriote styles including red-polished pottery and the production of flat painted or incised terracotta figurines some with modeled legs and arms.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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