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Anatolian Hacilar Vase, ex Elsa Bloch-Diener, 5450-5250 BC

Small bowl decorated with red hooks around the body. Red band around the rim and entire inside covered with red-brown.

The vase features a low-set carination and a steep, slightly convex wall. Stands on a rounded base. Hand modeled with carefully burnished surface.

Drilling for sample taking on the base, TL report lost.

Shape and decoration are typical for the short-lived Hacilar III pottery and the immediately following phase of Hacilar IIA.

For the shape and decoration, cf. fig. 73,1 in: J. Mellaart. Excavations at Hacilar. Edinburgh 1970.

H. 6.8 cm (2.7 in)
D. carination 8.2 cm (3.2 in), D. rim 6.6 cm (2.6 in)

Intact and fine. Tiny chip out of the rim.

Ex Swiss gallery of Elsa Bloch-Diener (1922-2012), Berne, mid 1970s. Thence private collection P.M., Berne.

Sold 980 USD

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