A Cypriot Exception

By
Molly Martell
Molly Martell ('15) is an undergraduate Archaeology/Anthropology double major with a minor in Museums and Society. She works in the Archaeological Museum as well as the Visual Resources Collections in the History of Art Department. Molly hopes to concentrate her archaeology major in biological anthropology.

Slipped and painted ceramic vessel, JHUAM 42.64

A Cypriot Exception

Artifact number 42.64 in the Johns Hopkins archaeological collection represents a rare case in the material culture of the Cypro-Geometric Period. With its overall dark coloring, twisted handles, and unique body shape, this amphora likely indicates a facet of Cypriot society that is often overlooked- the desire for art to reflect the individuality and artistic expression of its creator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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