Globular jug decorated with concentric circles
- Object Number: STKMG:1954.P.13
- Simple Name: jug
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- Production Place: Cyprus
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- Summary: Globular jug decorated with concentric circles. Circles on either side and down the front. Made from buff-coloured earthenware with the circles painted in black and red slip. The spout has a pinched shape and the handle is incised.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:Iron Age
- Additional Notes: Cyprus has rich archaeological heritage characterised by waves of colonisation and influence from Europe, Africa and Asia. The refined, geometric decoration on this jug combines these different cultural influences and also demonstrates the high status of the owner. During the Cypriot Iron Age vessels begin to exhibit characteristics associated with increasing mass-production and the appearance of vessels becomes more standardised and homogeneous. The museum collection includes a number of vessels from ancient Mediterranean culture including Cyprus, Greece, and Italy (amongst others). These cultures were important in influencing a new generation of potters in the 18th century.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery