Excavations in Cyprus; (Bequest of Miss E. T. Turner to the British Museum)

Excavations in Cyprus; (Bequest of Miss E. T. Turner to the British Museum)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...slip "-ware and "base-ring"-ware, which are commonly found in all Bronze Age cemeteries of Cyprus. Local imitations of Mycenaean ware, known as "sub-Mycenaean," occurred from time to time. The "white slip "-ware consists of hand-made jugs and bowls of gritty black clay covered with a creamy slip, on which various patterns are painted in black, chequers, diamonds, fleur-de-lys, and conventional trees (Fig. 125). The bowls are hemispherical. with flat triangular handles. The jugs were only found complete in tomb 54 (from which one specimen was kept for the Museum); the bowls are from tombs 57, 86, 94, and 107; and many other tombs contained specimens not kept, or fragments of the ware. The "base-ring"-ware takes two principal forms: painted, or decorated with reliefs. Of the former class specimens were retained from tombs 42, 101, and 107, consisting of jugs and shallow bowls shaped like an inverted hat, with high curved handle (Fig. 125); they are generally decorated with intersecting lines in matt white on the dull black surface of the clay. The other variety was only found here in fragments, and was better represented at Enkomi and elsewhere; the clay is similar, and on it are laid strips ornamented with a rude cable-pattern, cut with the knife while soft, or with figures of snakes. The two craters just mentioned (Figs. 126, 127) are both decorated with chariot--scenes, but are not identical in shape, and Fig. 127 is unfortunately far from complete.' The female figures in panels on the latter vase are quite unique on Mycenaean vases. The large pseudamphora from tomb 50 1 Cyprus jllus. Cat. p 36 fil ' The latter corresponds in shape with vases illustrated by O.-Richter, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.79mm | 117.93g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946375
  • 9781236946379