Face vase with lid

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.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:



Lindenallee 1
17219 Ankershagen / Mecklenburg