Tomb and Item:
Red Polished Philia
Complete medium-sized jug, formerly in the possession of Christakis Panayiotou, Deneia. Piriform body, flat base. Tall narrow neck tapering slightly to high cutaway mouth. Low vertical handle, round in section, from rim to shoulder. Medium to highly lustrous exterior slip. Slight wear at edge of base. Decorated with incision and rows of punctured dots/short dashes. Possible white in-fill. On upper neck, to each side of vessel, slightly angled central row of punctures framed by two parallel lines above and, in one instance one and in the other two lines below. Below lower handle join, two semicircular lines above a semicircular row of punctured dots. On shoulder, on either side, a horizontal row of punctured dots with, on one side, three parallel lines above and two below and, on the other, four parallel lines above and two below. On front of vessel, from neck-join to upper body, four parallel vertical lines with a vertical row of punctured dots to each side. Drawn.
General shape: large closed -- Extent preserved: complete -- Mouth type: cut-away -- Rim end: rounded -- Base type: flat -- Handle type: low vertical -- Handle section: round -- Handle location: from rim -- Neck type: upward taper -- Height - full: 322 -- Height - body: 150 -- Height - maximum diameter: 85 -- Diameter - base: 60 -- Wall below rim: 3 -- Handle section 1: 14 -- Handle section 2: 13 -- Exterior slip: medium -- Exterior lustre: high -- Mottling - exterior: none -- Colour - exterior: 2.5YR4/6 -- Colour - fabric: 7.5YR6/6 -- Burnish: even -- Texture: fine -- Inclusions - number: ? -- Hardness: medium-soft -- Core presence: ? -- Decoration technique: incised