The suggestion that Ugaritic refugees imported this technique to Cyprus, after the destruction of their homeland by the conflicts with the Sea Peoples, is not as attractive as the proposal that the Aegean immigrants were the ones who brought this style with them to the Levant (N.K. Sandars, The Sea Peoples [New York: Thames and Hudson, 1978], p. 153). The Sea Peoples presumably derived this technique from Middle Minoan prototypes on Crete.