Decorated ceramic bar

This bar is made from fired clay, has been decorated on both sides and has two surviving pierced holes. It dates from the Cypriot Early Bronze Age. Archaeologists are uncertain what it was used for but it may have been for ‘weighing down jewellery’, with the bar worn around the waist or chest with strands of jewellery looped through the holes. 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
pierced and decorated bar, ?jewellery ?balance beam
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Common Name
decorated ceramic bar
pottery; Red Polished ware; Red Slip ware
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Cultural Group
Family Group

H 53 mm; W 11 mm; length 205 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:42
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:51

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