The thin-walled bowl of slightly elliptical form, with twin loop handles and a ring base. The black-painted decoration on the exterior consists of a band of concentric circles below the lip which is ornamented with a thick black band. There are multiple black bands below and on the interior, encircling the body.
Condition: Minor surface wear including chipping and scratches. Repaired from large fragments with minor infill and restoration at the breaks.
UK private collection formed since the 1960s Bonhams London, 08 November 2001, lot 1 With Charles Ede Limited, London, 2002 UK private collection
Cypriot pottery of the Cypro - Archaic period such as this black on red ware bowl is made from excellent quality clay, with thin walls and a smooth red surface, decorated in black multilinear bands, lines and concentric circles. For similar examples from the Cesnola Collection now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see J.L. Myres, Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1914, no. 860 (acc. no. 74.51.692); no. 927 (acc. no. 74.51.600).