Trojan (Yortan) burnished pottery pyxis and lid

M90

£475.00

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A fine black burnished pottery pyxis and lid with incised decoration and standing on four tapering legs. Two lugs on the side of the vessel and correspondingly on the lid are pierced for suspension. This type of vessel is closely related to the marble kandila vases of the Cyclades.

Culture
Anatolia, Yortan (Troy), Early Bronze Age, 3rd Millennium BC

Condition
Part of the lid lost otherwise intact apart from minor chipping as seen in the photographs. The interior of the vessel contains residue of a red substance

Size
8.9 x 8.4 cms including lid and lug handles

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Deuil-La-Barre, France; acquired late 19th to mid 20th Century

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