jugs   (7th century BC)
Artist:  Cypriote
7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm)
Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A. P. Fund, 1973
The Walters Art Museum
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This example of the popular pinched-spout jug is decorated with red paint on a pale background and is called Bichrome Ware. There were two distinct styles of this ceramic ware in Cyprus at this time: the "rectilinear," which features triangles, diamonds, and rectangles, was common in the eastern and southern regions of the island; the "circle" style, shown here, with groups of concentric circles, was found mostly in the western and northern areas.