A fine Western Asiatic terracotta vessel featuring a globular body with tapering shoulders leading to a short, cylindrical neck and everted, flat rim. The vessel sits upon a flat base and has an applied handle attached from the neck to the shoulder. A spout extends up from the shoulder and is strengthened with a bar attached to the end of the spout and rim. The vessel is further enriched with geometric patterns painted in a dark pigment. The rim is decorated with linear lines and a thick horizontal band which follow down the neck. A horizontal frieze covers the body with stylised trees presented underneath the spout, cross hatching, which may represent a canopy on one side, and an animal and possible figure motif on the other. The scenes are framed by several bands. Earthly encrustation is visible and covers parts of the designs.
Date: Circa 1st millennium BC