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Lot 265: URN FROM A PREHISTORIC CULTURE
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Fired clay. Ban Chiang, approx. 1st cent BC
Striking is the big, slightly curved, funnel-shaped mouth, which is larger than the corpus. In contrast, the opening to the vessel is small. The vessel body is divided in the middle in a lower section with compact, diagonal incised decor, while the upper part is smooth. Little, flat foot surface, in balance with the size of the opening. Reddish tone with soil encrustation, as well as blackening due to long-term storage. On funnel rand are two improved areas
HEIGHT 16,5 CM, DM 18,5 CM
From a German collection