jugs   (7th century BC)
Artist:  Cypriote
terracotta
8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A. P. Fund, 1973
The Walters Art Museum
48.2341
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Small and portable, these jugs have been found throughout the lands surrounding Cyprus. Called Black-on-Red Ware, this attractive ceramic type comprises mostly small jugs. The red-brown slip has a polished, lustrous surface with simple geometric designs painted in black. The decoration of this pottery follows the "circle" style of the Bichrome Ware jugs.