Cypriot Bowl of the Red-Polished Ware with Stylized Animal Heads

Culture: Cypriot
Period: 2500-2000 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 16.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2524
Provenance: With Charles Ede London prior to 1989. There acquired by the private collection Maurice and Eleanor Teichner, Connecticut, USA. Auctioned with Butterscotch Auction, Bedford, New York, on 12 July 2015, lot 245. Last in the US art market.
Condition: Red coating in some places rubbed. One of the animal heads possibly reattached.
Description: Deep bowl of the so-called red-polished ware of the Cypriot Bronze Age. The bulbous corpus tapering towards the bottom and decorated with dots, lines and comb patterns pressed into the clay. On the sides are two vertically pierced ribs for suspension, which form at the top a rounded thorn. Between the stylized heads of two animals with long cylindrical snouts, round eyes with pierced pupils and semi-circular, high reaching horns. The snouts of the animals and the outside of the necks are each twice notched. Mounted.