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Lot 8f, Auction 9/14/2017: Cypriot Blacktop Redware Pottery Bowl

$435.75
Ancient Greece, Cyprus, Levant Iron Age II, ca. 1000 to 800 BCE. A sweet and simple terracotta dipper with a small pierced projection lug and a deep round bowl. The body has a well-burnished red slip with a black striation for decoration around the exterior of the rim. The black stripe, rather than being strongly defined, fades into the red in a cloudy strip that looks like smoke hanging above a sunset. This type of red ware is sometimes referred to as Cypro-Phoenician; pottery like this was made specifically for trade, and Cyprus, situated roughly sixty miles (100 km) by sea from the coast of Syria, was well-situated to export their goods throughout the Mediterranean and Near East. Size: 5.125" W x 2.625" H (13 cm x 6.7 cm)

Condition: Repair to rim with a few chips as shown.

Provenance: private New Jersey USA collection, acquired over twenty years ago

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