Cyprus antiquity repatriated from United Kingdom
An ancient Cypriot clay ring-vase (kernos - ceremonial vessel), dated to the Protogeometric period (1050-900 BC), has been repatriated to Cyprus from the United Kingdom. The vessel was identified by the Department of Antiquities at a London-based antiquities dealer’s shop, as a result of the Department's routine online investigations.
|The ring vessel was part of Mr. Christakis Hadjiprodromou’s registered private collection that was kept in his house|
in Ammochostos (Famagusta) prior to the Turkish invasion in 1974 [Credit: Dept. of Antiquities, Cyprus]
|A conservator of the Department of Antiquities supervised the packing of the antiquity in London |
and escorted it to Cyprus on 16 November 2016 [Credit: Dept. of Antiquities, Cyprus]
It is noted that another antiquity (a clay horse-and-rider of the Cypro-Archaic period, approx. 700 BC), from the same collection, was repatriated from London in July 2016.
Source: Department of Antiquities, Republic of Cyprus [November 24, 2016]