Cypriot Archaic Bird Amphora - 700 BC

A rare Cypriot Archaic Period oenochoe jug, dating to around 700 BC.

The vessel is of typical form, with ring base, plump body, cylindrical neck, trefoil lip and loop handle.

The body decorated with a stylised bird - perhaps a cormorant - a fish dangling from the creature's beak. Swastikas and fish adorn the shoulders of the vessel.

This vessel forms part of one of the most recognisable and decorative art styles from the entire ancient world. Unique to the island of Cyprus, the 'free field' wares were produced during the early stages of the first millennium BC. 

Cypriot Archaic Bird Amphora - 700 BC. A rare Cypriot Archaic Period oenochoe jug, dating to around 700 BC. The vessel is of typical form, with ring base, plump body, cylindrical neck, trefoil lip and loop handle. The body decorated with a stylised bird - perhaps a cormorant - a fish dangling from the creature's beak. Swastikas and fish adorn the shoulders of the vessel. This vessel forms part of one of the most recognisable and decorative art styles from the entire ancient world. Unique to the island of Cyprus, the 'free field' wares were produced during the early stages of the first millennium BC. 

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