This lot from the Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, NC is accompanied by two documents demonstrating that the collection was acquired legally with the full knowledge of the Cypriot Government.
The first document, a one page official message dated January 1990 and signed by Cypriot President George Vassiliou
, praises the North Carolina museum and endorses its cultural and historic mission.
The second document is a notarized affidavit signed by the museum's director
. It declares that all of the museum's antiquities were acquired legally with the full knowledge of the Cypriot Government and that there were documented visits to the museum by Cypriot dignitaries.
Rare Cypriot Early Bronze Age Polished Red Ware Vessel, circa 2000 B.C., unusual multi-bodied form with three interconnected spheres supporting a single sphere above, this composition topped with a beaked spout and handle; allover incised linear and circular decorations with white fill.
13 7/8 in.
A photograph of this piece was featured prominently in a 1998 Jacksonville Daily News
story on Dr. Crist's Cyprus Museum.
A Single-Owner Collection of Cypriot History & Culture from The Cyprus Museum of Jacksonville, North Carolina
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