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Artifact: bc007

Number:BC007
Ware/Material:Red Polished Ware
Shape/Type:Amphoriskos
Date:Prehistoric Bronze Age
Preservation:Intact, chips from rim, large area of slip removed beneath one handle.
Body Shape:Depressed ovoid
Base Shape:Slightly flattened
Neck Shape:Broad cylindrical
Rim Shape:Flat out-turned rim
Handle(s):Angular handles from neck to shoulder with thumb grips at apex.
Fabric:Pinkish-buff
Description:Thin reddish-orange slip with relief decoration. At mid-body, 3 horizontal parallel lines, broken only by 2 groups of 2 parallel incised lines pendent from the handles. On shoulder, at level of handle join, 3 horizontal parallel lines. On neck, just above handle join, a similar motif, broken at the point just above each handle.
Height(cm):17.4
Max. Diameter(cm):14.6
Rim Diameter(cm):10.6
Manufacture:Hand built
Comparisons in Print:SCE IV:1B, Fig. XXXV, Type 3.
  

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