Hand modeled biconical vase with cream ground and red to dark brown decoration.
The body with groups of chevrons starting from a star-shaped pattern on the bottom. The narrow neck with a band of converging zig-zag patterns.
The globular body elongates laterally into pointed knob handles. Standing on a gently rounded base, vase slightly askew in appearance.
Shape and decoration are consistent with painted Hacilar I pottery ware.
For the shape, cf. fig. 140,7, pp. 412-413 in: J. Mellaart. Excavations at Hacilar. Vol. 1. Edinburgh 1970. For the discussion of Hacilar I pottery, cf. pp. 130-142 in: op. cit.
H. 11.3 cm (4.5 in), D. rim 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
W. over knob handles 12.5 cm (4.9 in)
Western Anatolia, Hacilar I Period, Chalcolithic Period, 5250-5000 BC
Intact and fine. Minor chips out of the rim. Burnished surface. Root marks and sinter deposits in places.
Ex Elsa Bloch-Diener Gallery, Berne. Sold November 1976 to Swiss private collection. Comes with original Oxford TL-report dated March 1976. Former collector’s documentation joined.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.