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Cypro-Geometric bichrome cup

A Cypro-Geometric (1100 — 700 B.C) bichrome-on light ground-kylix (Bichrome III Ware) given to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2013 by the Church of Scotland (previously belonging to the Pitt-Rivers Collection). The kylix is decorated with horizontal lines and bands, while on the panel of each side, a cross is flanked by series of vertical lines, preserving the strict symmetry of the vessel’s decoration, which is characteristic of the Cypro-Geometric period.  The pottery of the period derived to a certain degree from the repertoire of the Late Bronze Age (1600-1050 B.C.), however developed independently later, both is shape and decoration, with local traditions and tastes predominating.