Terracotta jug. Culture: Cypriot. Dimensions: 11 1/16in. (28.1cm) Other (rim): 2 15/16in. (7.5cm). Date: 750-600 B.C.. The decoration consists of a bird with a lotos flower that appears to grow from between the wings and an arrow directed upward. Although all of the motifs are frequent on Cypro-Archaic vases in various combinations, the meaning is unknown, The effect, however, is decorative thanks especially to the masterful placement of the bird over the bulbous body of the jug.
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