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A Lusatian Ceramic Vase, Late Bronze Age, ca. 900 - 700 BC

UP1801

A late Bronze Age pottery vessel with a circular base that flared out to a saucer-shaped waist and then indents to a cylindrical neck with a wide mouth, two lug handles on either side, and a burnished tan surface.

Lusatians, the ancient inhabitants of the Nothern European regions of Poland and Prussia from the late Bronze Age to the early Iron Age, are identified in the archaeological record by large cemeteries containing numerous cremation burials contained in cinerary urns.  The burials were often accompanied by numerous secondary pottery vessels as well as bronze tools, ornaments, and weapons.

Ref: W. Menghin, Hallstattzeit (Berlin, 1999), pg. 120, pl. 72

Dimensions: Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.43 cm), Width: 6 3/4 inches (17.11 cm)

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance: Private Canadian collection, acquired 2013. Previously ex. private collection of Dr. Russmann, Berlin, acquired in the 1930's.



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