Cypriot Bichrome Amphora
An ancient Archaic Cypriot large bichrome ware amphora painted with horizontal bands of black and ochre over the cream colored slip.
Cypro-Archaic I; Bichrome IV Ware.
Bichrome ware originated in early Iron Age Phoenicia and spread to Cyprus where it became for a time the dominant pottery style.
cf.: V. Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection, (New York, 2000), pp. 90-91, no. 143, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. 74.51.972.
Formerly in the William Froelich collection, New York, 1960's - 2000.