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Jug (red polished I ware)
2300 BC-2000 BC

fired clay
39.8 × 18.9 × 18.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
Vounous, Cyprus
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1968
Gallery location
Not on display
Large hand built jug with ovoid body tapering to a stump base. The neck is long and concave, flaring to a round mouth. The single handle is attached to the shoulder of the body and the middle of the neck and curves close to the body. There is a small knob pinched into the shoulder of the handle. The whole vessel is decorated with incised geometric patterns which were once also lime filled. The patterning consists of sets of horizontal parallel lines, sets of diagonal incisions and zig-zag impressions on the neck, handle and body. In addition there is a row of double circles divided by a single line surrounding the vessel.