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Science and education | up to 1200 | Mecklenburg until 1945

Face vase with lid

360° Ansicht
  • glazed clay
  • around 2000 BC
  • height: 19 cm
  • (reproduction in tinted plaster)

The small vase with vertical handles reveals decorations in the shape of female sexual features on the front. The hat-like hooded lid features a distinctive pointed nose, eyes and implied ears. A mouth is missing. Possibly it is a ritual vessel. It belongs to finds made in Troia II to V. Heinrich Schliemann found many objects of a similar shape and called them "owl-head vases" after Athena, the patron goddess of Troy.

Text: R. W.

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Lindenallee 1
17219 Ankershagen / Mecklenburg