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Basic Information

Accession Number:1982A853
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Cyprus
Date:750 BC - 600 BC


Most Cypriot pottery of this time is decorated with horizontal lines or concentric circles. A few, like this jug, are painted in what archaeologists call the 'Free Field' style. On 'Free Field' style jugs the potters painted scenes right across the whole body of the pot. They painted birds, animals, people, trees and flowers. Birds are especially common, like this sea bird with a fish hanging from its beak.

Transferred from the Wellcome Institute.

Further Information

Production Period:Cypro-Archaic
Place of Origin:Cyprus
Place of Excavation:Cyprus


Height:180 mm
Diameter:144 mm