Cypriot Milk Bowl of the Base Ring Ware

Culture: Cypriot
Period: 1450-1100 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 16 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 2412
Provenance: Private collection Professor Dr. Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010), Vienna. Austria. Thence in the family estate.
Condition: Encrustations but intact.
Description: Funnel-shaped bowl of red-brown clay with a flat, slightly inward wall. The high ring foot slightly tapering towards the bottom, the base concave. Striking is the wishbone handle. Both arms of the handle flaring upwards before turning inwards until meeting downwards with a slightly zest. Due to their use bowls such as the present one are also called milk bowls. Compare the type with the bowl in the British Museum with museum number 1896,0201.363.