Cypriot Bichrome Chalice

 

Cypriot Bichrome Chalice

An ancient Cypriot drinking cup on a low foot, with upturned loop handles set close to the body, and bands of geometric decoration in black slip and added red.

Ca. 750-600 BC.
Height: 4 2/5 in. (11.2 cm).
Intact.

Bichrome ware originated in early Iron Age Phoenicia and spread to Cyprus where it became for a time the dominant pottery style.

Formerly in the collection of Alvin M. Cohen

Inv#: 6777

$950

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