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Barrel-shaped Jug with Geometric Motifs

Location

CYPRUS

Era

Cypro-Geometric Period (1050-750 B.C.E.)

Title

Barrel-shaped Jug with Geometric Motifs

Date

1050-950 B.C.E.

Materials

Earthenware, painted decoration

Dimensions

30 x 27.5 x 23 cm

Credits

Gift of Claude Paradis, inv. 2016.205

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

The shape and decoration of this barrel-jug are typical of the production from what archaeologists identify as the Cypro-Geometric Period I. Its shape is evidence of influence from the Levant, from where globular- and flask-shaped jugs were imported. Here, the geometric pattern further emphasizes its particular shape.

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