Jug of the Yortan Culture

Culture: Anatolia/Yortan
Period: 2700-2500 B.C.
Material: Black-grey clay.
Dimensions: 22 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6042
Provenance: Collection Thomas Jorda, Baden, Austria. Acquired by his uncle, who was the Cultural Attaché in Turkey in the 1950s and 1960s.
Condition: The spout and one feet reattached, otherwise intact.
Description: Ovoid jug of black-glazed ceramic standing on three feet with a vertical spout, handle and four knobs. Some archaeologists see in these vessels, originating from a cemetery in Yortan (today Turkey), stylized birds (see reference model in the British Museum, museum number 132405). Jugs like this one were probably used for offerings.