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The Kore jug is type of vessel distinctive to Cyprus. The Greek word Kore means "young woman or maiden" and is widely used as a term to describe the archaic Greek statue type of women. The term Kore jug refers to a type of handled jug with a human figurine on the shoulder. The figurine usually holds a jug with a three-foil opening. The base of the miniature jug often covers an opening in the large jug, which allows the little jug to function as a spout.

 

  Back row: AN1881.1314a, AN1890.689, AN1890.691
Front row: AN1969.207, AN1890.690, AN1888.1314
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