Cypriot Middle Bronze Age Bull Jug - 1900 BC

A pottery jug from Cyprus dating to the Middle Bronze Age, circa 1900 - 1650 BC.  

Of typical drab/red polished ware, with rounded base and bulbous body, wide, cylindrical neck and with two pointed, vertical handles, positioned either side. Decorated throughout with beautiful, lime filled incised decorations; a combination of lines and circles.

One of the most iconic Cypriot ceramic types.

The people of Bronze Age Cyprus were masters of ceramic art, delighting in producing elaborate and finely decorated pieces, often with zoomorphic designs. This particular vessel has been modelled with handles representing bull's horns. 

For examples of this type see, D. Morris, The Art of Ancient Cyprus, Oxford 1985, plate 103.

Cypriot Middle Bronze Age Bull Jug - 1900 BC. A pottery jug from Cyprus dating to the Middle Bronze Age, circa 1900 - 1650 BC.   Of typical drab/red polished ware, with rounded base and bulbous body, wide, cylindrical neck and with two pointed, vertical handles, positioned either side. Decorated throughout with beautiful, lime filled incised decorations; a combination of lines and circles. One of the most iconic Cypriot ceramic types. The people of Bronze Age Cyprus were masters of ceramic art, delighting in producing elaborate and finely decorated pieces, often with zoomorphic designs. This particular vessel has been modelled with handles representing bull's horns.  For examples of this type see, D. Morris, The Art of Ancient Cyprus, Oxford 1985, plate 103.

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