Anatolian Grey Ware Jug


A finely moulded Anatolian grey ware jug, features an oval body rising from a flat, circular base. The short neck tapers slightly in and then leads to a wide opening with a straight rim. A single looped handle is sculpted over the rim and the shoulder. Vertical ridges divide the body into four segments, in which geometric lines comprised of numerous incised dots embellish the upper body.

Date: Circa 1st millennium BC to 9th century BC
Condition: Fine condition, some earthly encrustation and minor scratches to the surface .

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Clay jugs with lug handles, such as this fine example, were prevalent during the Late Bronze and the Early Iron Age in the Anatolia region, possibly used as storage vessels in everyday life. Differing from most of the cultures that flourished in the territories of Ancient Middle East, Anatolian pottery was known for its geometric patterns and painted decorations. Within the entire genre of geometric repertoires seen on Anatolian potteries, dotted circles and geometric patterns were the most favoured motifs, having been frequently employed by  local artisans.

Weight 136.5 g
Dimensions W 7.8 x H 10.5 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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