A wide rimmed and steep sided terracotta bowl with two small lug handles and a ring foot.
Both the exterior and the interior were decorated in red and black-brown on a background of white slip. The decoration consists of series of thin horizontal concentric circles, both thin lines and somewhat thicker bands.
Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA, 1988-2018, inventory number 142.
Cypro-Geometric, circa 1050-750 B.C.
Diameter 17.8 cm, height 8.9 cm.
Collection of Dr. Takey Crist, The Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA, inventory number 142; thereafter with Charles Ede Ltd., London.
The Cyprus Museum was established by Dr. Takey Crist, who was Honorary Consul of Cyprus. The object is accompanied by two documents demonstrating that the collection was acquired legally with the full knowledge of the Cypriot Government: a) a notarized affidavit signed by Dr. Crist, declaring that all the antiquities displayed in the museum were legally acquired with the full knowledge of Cypriot authorities, and that during the time of their display, there were documented visits by Cypriot government dignitaries, and b) an official message of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. George Vassiliou, dated January 1990 and signed, expressing deep appreciation for the initiative of Dr. Crist and stating that the museum deserves full support.
Intact, with some wear to the paint and minor rim chips, some of the interior slip made up. A museum inventory number "142" written in ink under one of the handles.