Date Made/Found: 750-600 BC
Material and Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Height 120mm; max diameter 85mm
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: 1961.14
This jug was found in Cyprus. Its shape imitates Phoenician mushroom-lipped vessels. It was collected by Reverend Roosmalin in the 1800s.
Cyprus’s abundant natural resources and good geographical location put it at the centre of trade networks in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cypriot traders transported goods from country to country and traded with their neighbours for raw materials or manufactured items which were not available on the island, e.g. luxury bowls and plates. Trade enriched communities, attracted foreign settlers and introduced new social customs, artistic traditions and religious ideas.
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