Cypriot Bird Oinochoe
A large ancient archaic Cypriot oinochoe, a wine pitcher, in the form of an abstract bird with two eyes at the spout and geometric designs on the body over a cream colored slip.
Cypro-Archaic I; White Painted IV Ware.
Cf.: V. Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection, (New York, 2000), p. 94.
Formerly in the collection of The Cyprus Museum, Jacksonville, North Carolina; acquired at Sotheby's, New York, July 10, 1990, lot 442.