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Anatolian Hacilar I Period Vase, ex Elsa Bloch-Diener, TL-Tested, 5250-5000 BC

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.

H. 11 cm (4.3 in)
D. rim 10 cm (4 in)
W. over knob handles 13 cm (5.1 in)

Excellent condition. Small chip out the rim mended, burnished surface. Root marks and sinter deposits in places.

Ex Elsa Bloch-Diener Gallery, Berne. Comes with original Oxford TL-report dated March 1976.

5800 USD

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