Hand modeled biconical vase with carefully burnished cream ground.
Decorated in red with loop groups around the body and horizontal bands on the wide cylindrical neck.
The bag shaped body elongates laterally into pointed knob handles. Standing on a flat base.
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.
Western Anatolia, Hacilar I Period, Chalcolithic Period, 5250-5000 BC
H. 11 cm (4.3 in), D. rim 10 cm (4 in)
W. over knob handles 13 cm (5.1 in)
Intact and fine. Small chip out the rim mended. Carefully 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.