Anatolian clay pot with lid

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Object: Anatolian clay pot with lid

Material: Orange clay with dark slip.

Period: Circa 2500 BC to 2000 BC.
Early to Middle Bronze Age of Anatolia.

Description:    Small clay pot with a spherical body and three short legs. The wide neck is very short and constricted. There are two eyelet handles on opposite sides.
The pot comes with a lid in the shape of a disc with a conical handle. Incised circles are arranged around the handle as a decoration. The lid was probably combined with the vessel in more recent times.

Dimensions: 10.4cm height with lid. 7.6cm height without lid. 7.6cm diameter.

Condition: The body of the vessel is in almost perfect condition, only one of the handles has been glued back on. The lid is in good condition with glued breaks or chips on the conical handle pin, which may have been reattached.

Provenance: Acquired by us in 2022 from the German Dr. Teubner family collection. Acquired into the collection from the German private collection of Hans Ullrich between 1968 and 1975. Previously offered in auction as lot no. 1673.

References: Remote similarity to Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 62.65.4a, b.
A lid of a similar shape can be found in the collection of classical archeology at the University of Tübingen, acc. no. KLA-Or-754. It comes from Troy, from settlement layer IV, dating to around 2000 BC.

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