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Base Sherd

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Object Number:MS5684D
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cypriote
Provenience: Cyprus
Kafizin
Date Made: 1st Century BC
Early Date: -99
Late Date: 0
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Inscription
Credit Line:Purchased from Nicholas Christofi, 1923
Other Number:KAF230 - Field No SF

Description

Twenty seven fragments of inscribed vessels with Cypriot Syllabary graffito inscription.

A fragment of the foot and 3 sections of upper wall. Form similar to MS5683 thought lighter in fabric. Ring foot, widely open bowl, outturned rim. A thick strap handle set at slight upward angle to wall on each side, just below rim. Pinkish buff, hard clay, light grey slip. Inscription in Cypriote syllabary impressed while clay was wet in two lines on upper wall. Pieces A-C bear inscriptions.

Bibliography:

[Article] Kent, Roland G., and Dohan, Edith H. 1926. "New Inscriptions from Cyprus". American Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 30. no. 3. pg. 249 - 258 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 253, fig. 5; p. 256, fig. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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