Cypriot Jug of the Black-on-Red Ware

Culture: Cypriot
Period: 850-750 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 14.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2064
Provenance: Private collection Surgeon-General Dr. Josef Mayer-Riefenthaler, Vienna, Austria. Acquired in Cyprus in the 1960s, during his deployment as UN soldier.
Condition: Small wear on the front, otherwise intact.
Description: Spherical, one handle jug with a neck rib of the so called black-on-red ware. The painter applied his motives with black color on the red, mostly polished clay coating. This model has apart from the typical geometric circles a stylized bird on the shoulder. Jars like this were used as oil bottles or votive jugs.