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Cypriot potters used a technical innovation in the form of little clay tripods, to separate the pots during firing, so that their glazed surfaces did not stick together. This enabled the potters to fire far more pots in the same time.

Tripod (AN1976.1468)
   
  The scars of these tripods are visible on most of the pots as three spots without glaze. The main production centres for sgraffito ware in Cyprus were Paphos and later Lapithos. Misfirings have been found in both places, some with the tripods still in place.
Right: Tripod (AN1976.1468)
  (AN.Brew Loan 117) "Tripod spots" highlighted on AN.Brew Loan 117 AN.Brew Loan 117 & AN1976.1468
 

AN.Brew Loan 117

"Tripod spots" highlighted on AN.Brew Loan 117 AN.Brew Loan 117 &
AN1976.1468
   
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