Early Helladic Terracotta Tankard

Culture: Griechisch
Period: 2200-2000 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 14.8 cm high
Price: 1 600 Euro
Ref: 2371
Provenance: From the estate of the New York collector Daryl P. Gruber-Kulok (1960-2019). Thence in a New York gallery.
Condition: On the rim some chips, otherwise intact.
Description: Large Bronze Age terracotta jug of reddish clay with brown painting. The handmade vessel with a flat base, spherical corpus at the bottom and a cylindrical shape at the top. The rim slightly pulled outwards. A handle on the side. In the lower area painted grid decoration, above triangles in a line pattern, inside semi-circular lines. A rare example of early Aegean ceramics. Probably from Lerna.