19: A Large Cypriot Terracotta Amphora
An impressive, large example of a Cypriot amphora in remarkable original condition, dating to the Cypro-Archaic period, ca. 750 - 600 B.C, Iron Age. With ring foot, giving way to a more narrow neck with lipped opening; features black/brown and red geometric designs against a pinkish/buff surface. The lip of the opening displays a zigzag pattern, while body and neck display bands, lines and a variety of concentric circle patterns. 14-3/4"H x 10-3/4" wide (at widest).
Provenance: Ex-London dealer, reportedly from a old British private collection.
This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.
Intact with a small bit of ancient spauling damage on one lower side (which is now stable), plus minor chips and abrasions overall. Root marks overall, most visible over areas of painted decoration.