Amphora

Description
This is a White Painted Ware jar or ‘amphora’ with two lug handles and was made in the Cypriot Iron Age. It is decorated with dark horizontal rings round the neck and body and shows signs of wear. The shape of this jar was influenced by Greek pottery but it was made in Cyprus. This vessel was donated to the museum in 1882.
Accession Loan No.
A532
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
amphora
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
jug, amphora
Cultural Group
Cypriot; Greek
Production Year Low
-1050
Production Year High
-750
Family Group

Material
pottery; White Painted Geometric Ware
Collector / Excavator
Gilbertson
Collection Site Name
Idalium [Idalion]
Collection Country
Cyprus
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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