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Artifact: bc024

Number:BC024
Ware/Material:White Painted Ware (III)
Shape/Type:Tankard
Date:Middle Cypriot
Preservation:Intact
Body Shape:Depressed globular
Base Shape:Uneven, slightly rounded
Neck Shape:Wide cylindrical
Rim Shape:Everted, beveled
Handle(s):Vertical handle, rising above rim to upper body
Fabric:Buff
Description:Covered with white slip over entire surface, which is decorated in multiple checkerboard motifs in dark brown to black paint. At base, two groups of 2 broad lines intersect in a cross situated between a motif of 3 roughly concentric wavy lines on lower body. The cross is punctuated by 2 diagonal wavy lines intersecting at 45-degree angles. Above the base motif, the body is decorated on front and back by a checkerboard of alternating short and long rectangles. This device is broken below the handle join by a lattice of lozenges. A similar lattice runs from rim to base on the opposite side of the piece. The neck boasts a checkerboard pattern of short and long rectangles, broken by a wavy line behind the rising handle (decorated by zig-zag lines intersecting as lozenges). Alternating hatches and wavy lines adorn the rim. Horizontally pierced lug opposite handle at shoulder.
Height(cm):22
Max. Diameter(cm):13.5
Rim Diameter(cm):11.1
Manufacture:Hand built
Comparisons in Print:SCE IV:1B, Fig. VIII, Type 4.
Remarks:Typical of eastern Cyprus; late Middle Cypriot.
  

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