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Jug (bichrome IV ware)
Iron Age, Cypro-Archaic I 750 BCE-600 BCE

fired clay
27.6 × 21.3 × 21.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1968
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Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
Wheel made jug with large ovoid body and small trefoil neck/mouth. The short handle rises slightly above the rim which it joins at one end. The other end of the handle is attached to the upper part of the body. On the upper area of the body, at the front of the vessel is painted a red and black bird in flight. The bird's swan-like neck is curved above a conically-shaped lotus style flower. The trefoil lip has two circular black "eyes" painted on either side. Black horizontal and criss-cross bands decorate the exterior surface of the handle. A long black triangle and two thin lines extend from the base of the handle. A red band circles the base and two black and one red band circle the base of the neck. The rim is also painted black.