Large Cypriotic Bronze Age Earthenware ‘Bilbil’

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A fine Cypriotic earthenware pouring vessel known an ‘bilbil’, standing on a ring-shaped foot. The ample bulbous body raises into a long narrow neck terminating with a flared mouth. A strap handle, decorated with incised parallel lines, connects the spout to the pronounced shoulder. The vessel displays a burnished dark brown surface enriched by bands in white-buff paint, which are executed in groups of parallel lines. These form horizontal bands around the neck and a crisscross pattern along the body.

Date: Circa 1400 – 1200 BC
Period: Late Bronze Age II

Object History

From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. Then from a Surrey gentleman’s collection (DG), purchased on the London Art Market from an ADA member, formed 1990’s onward.

Object Condition

Very fine condition. A small chip to the base. Coarse surface due to particles in clay and minor chips; a scratch to the side of the body.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:13.1 x H:23 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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