About this object

History of use

A jug of this type was primarily utilitarian but could also serve a funerary function in the form of grave goods.

Cultural context

utilitarian; funerary

Physical description

Clay jug consisting of a globular body with a narrow neck and flaring rim. Flat basket-handle mounted vertically on rim and small flaring spout on body in line with handle rising at an angle. Clay is cream in colour with a light cream slip and decorated in brown paint that becomes reddish when thinly applied. Detailing consists of a line along the middle of handle; neck and side of rim painted; below neck are four horizontal lines then a reserve band decorated with teardrop shaped blobs becoming very light at times; below this are three horizontal lines then a large reserve area with three horizontal at foot. Spout-body junction decorated with a dark circle.