Uruk/Habuba Kabira Calcite Pot

£ 1,250.00

An Uruk/Habuba Kabira civilisation small calcite piriform jar with a ring foot, featuring radial incisions for grip, a band of incised cross-hatching on the shoulder, a small aperture, just wide enough for the insertion of a finger or kohl applicator, and a wide flaring lip. The small chamber is partially filled with material.

Date: Circa 3800 - 3000 BC
Provenance: Ex. Mayfair gallery, London.
Condition: Very fine, with clearly defined incisions. One large chip to the base and chipping to the rim. Minor earthy encrustations over the whole and minor scratching to the body. The piece is mounted on a custom made stand.


Product Code: NES-01
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Habuba Kabira was the name given to an Uruk settlement populated by the south Mesopotamians, which flourished in the second half of the fourth millennium BC. This city was located on the right bank of the middle Euphrates and it consisted of about twenty residences of various sizes and a central monumental complex formed by two temples. The Uruk civilisation, together with the later Jemdet Nasr civilisation, was home of the very first written texts.

To discover more about the ancient Sumerians, please visit our relevant blog post: Ancient Sumer and its Art.


Dimensions W 4.8 x H 6 cm



Near East (Western Asiatic)

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