Cypriot Poppy Jug

Cypriot Poppy Jug

An ancient Cypriot pottery jug, or bilbil, in the form of an inverted poppy, with a flared lip, loop handle, and linear grooves around the neck and body.

Ca. 1600-1450 BC.
Height: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)

Opium residue has been found in excavated examples of this type of Cypriot poppy-form vase.

Cf. V. Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection, (New York, 2000), nos. 57, 58, p. 41.

Formerly in a Connecticut private collection, acquired in the 1970s, old collection number: 76.30B.

Inv#: 8053


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