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Basic Information

Accession Number:1982A801
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Cyprus


Archaeologists call this kind of pottery White Slip ware. It was made by hand, without using a potter's wheel. White Slip ware obviously appealed to ancient tastes just as much as it does to us today. Bowls like this were exported in huge numbers from Cyprus to Egypt, Syria-Palestine and Greece. Since it would have been difficult to transport anything in the bowls, they must have been popular just because they looked attractive.

Transferred by the Trustees of the Wellcome Trust in accordance with an order of Mr Justice Foster, dated 21 March 1977.

Further Information

Production Period:Late Cypriot
Place of Origin:Cyprus
Place of Excavation:Cyprus


Height:104 mm
Diameter:161 mm