Anatolian Hittite burnished pottery double-spouted jug

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£375.00

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A brown/ grey burnished pottery jug with a double conjoined spout and an arched handle. The jug stands unsteadily on a narrow pad base suggesting that it was originally placed on a tripod support.

Hittite pottery is little known outside of Anatolia but the quality and repertoire of shapes is no less inventive or fine than the better known wares of Cyprus and the Aegean.

Culture
Anatolia, Hittite, Kultepe (Kanesh), c. 2000-1500 BC

Size
9.1 x 13.9 cms including handle and spouts

Condition
Handle neatly repaired otherwise intact apart from minor chipping and surface accretions

Provenance
Ex. collection: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Feuer, New York, USA, acquired 1970s – 1980s.

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