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Ancient Cypriot Geometric Bird Amphora - 700 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,394) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391458879439 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A rare and very well preserved ancient Cypriot Iron Age Geometric Period oenochoe, dating to around 700 BC.The vessel is of typical form; with ring base, plump body, cylindrical neck, trefoil lip and loop handle.The body decorated with a stylised bird - perhaps a cormorant, a fish dangling from the creature's beak. Swastikas and fish adorn the shoulders of the vessel.This magnificent vessel forms part of one of the most recognisable and decorative art styles from the entire ancient world. Unique to the island of Cyprus, the 'free field' Geometric wares were produced during the early stages of the first millennium BC. Height: 13 1/2 inches.Width: 10 1/2 inches.Condition: Intact and with no restorations. Provenance:From the collection of the artist Michael Michaeledes, acquired in London, 1960s-early 1970s.Michaeledes was born in Cyprus in 1923 and moved to London in 1955. He was a successful artist and his works are represented at museums and institutions throughout the world. Most pieces in his collection appear to have been purchased in London salerooms in the 1960s. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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