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Artifact: bc018

Number:BC018
Ware/Material:White Painted Ware (III-V)
Shape/Type:Stringhole Jug
Date:Middle Cypriot
Preservation:Fragmentary: missing handle and spout
Body Shape:Squat piriform body
Base Shape:Rounded
Neck Shape:Narrow neck , sloping forward from handle
Rim Shape:Missing, but almost certainly beaked
Handle(s):Mostly missing, from shoulder to mid-neck
Fabric:Buff-cream
Description:Horizontally pierced vertical string-hole lugs on either side of neck. Faded brown to black paint, creamy slip. Extensive decoration, worn in places beyond recognition. 2 groups of 6 parallel lines intersect slightly off-center on the jug base. above these, multiple friezes of geometric patterns separated by groups of 2 parallel horizontal lines. First a wave form followed by an inverted version of the same. Above this, a frieze of diagonal checker-patterns and alternating dotted circles rest beneath two rows of a similar motif with straight rather than oblique checkerboards. These are surmounted by another double-wave pattern at the neck-base. The neck itself is adorned with encircling lines and wave patterns. A vertical double-wave pattern descends from the handle at shoulder, cross-cutting the other motifs.
Height(cm):14.4
Max. Diameter(cm):9.5
Manufacture:Hand built
Comparisons in Print:SCE IV:1B, 36, Type V C 2d, Webb 1997: 380.
Online Comparison:Harvard Semitic Museum, Cesnola Collection
Remarks:Quite unusual.
  

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