A Cypriot white painted ware barrel oinochoe, circa 1050-750 B.C

An oinochoe is a jug with a truncated cone body, a developed neck, with a handle on the top and a rounded mouth. Its function was to take the wine out of the crater before serving it. The belly drawn to a nipple on either side and decorated with umber concentric bands, a cross-hatched fish motif on the front of the body and under the striped strap handle, the handle joining the cylindrical neck at a medial ridge, the rim flared and thickened and decorated with further umber bands.


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