Piriform jar

This is an umber-painted cream ware pear-shaped (pyriform) jar. It has three lug handles and is decorated with black and orange bands round the body and a zig-zag pattern on the shoulder. It was made during the Cypriot Middle to Late Bronze Age. The man who donated this object to the museum was Commissioner of Larnaca between 1879 and 1908 and collected many archaeological objects during his time on the island of Cyprus. Unfortunately he did not record where any of the objects were discovered.
Accession Loan No.
Simple Name
Full Name
piriform jar, three lug handles
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Common Name
piriform jar
pottery; Mycenaean ware
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Cultural Group
Mycenaean, Cypriot
Family Group

height 163 mm; W 126 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:46
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:55

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