Mycenaean Pithos

Culture: Mycenaean
Period: 14th century B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 15.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2106
Provenance: Collection General-Surgeon Dr. Josef Mayer-Riefenthaler, Vienna. Acquired in Cyprus in the 1960s, during his deployment as UN soldier.
Condition: Except for some small chips as seen in the photograph intact.
Description: Mycenaean Pithos for storing olive oil, water, honey or salt with three vertical handles. Above the slim base a widening corpus which is decorated with linear red-brown and dark brown patterns. On the shoulder a dense scale pattern. The short neck is painted red-brown, on the overhanging rim a wave band.