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GP1306

Cypriot Bichromeware Baby Feeder, Cypro-Geometric, 900-600 BC

decorated with horizontal linear bands intersecting concentic circle motif, a narrow spout extends from the upper hemisphere of the round body.  Its thin spout may have once been covered with a cloth or cow teat to facilitate sucking.

Dimensions: Height 9.6 cm (3.77 inches) Diameter 7.5 cm (2.95 inches)

Condition:  Rim missing, minor chip to feeder spout, crack to body, scratches and small losses to original glaze that do not detract, otherwise in good condition overall.  Despite these condition issues, the piece presents very well and is quite sweet.

Provenance:   Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology.  He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.

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