Large Cypriot Jug of the “Black-on-Red Ware”

Culture: Cypriot
Period: 750-650 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 27.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2078
Provenance: Private collection Surgeon-General Dr. Josef Mayer-Riefenthaler, Vienna, Austria. Acquired in Cyprus in the 1960s, during his deployment as UN soldier.
Condition: Neck and handle broken and reattached.
Description: Bulbous, single-handle jug of the so-called “black-on-red ware”. In this case the painter drew the images with black color on red clay, mostly polished with a coating. This model has in addition to the typical geometric circular motives also a spout in form of a stylized bird head. Remarkable is also the black strip with white dots around the thin neck. The base is ring-shaped. Vessels like this were used for votive offering.