The green glazed pot is likely to be from the Antep region on Turkey. It’s tall and slender shape suggests it was used to store or transport oil.

Attached to the shoulder are two large handles, ideal for securing the cargo during transportation. The long volumous body and neck width provides easy access for scooping or filling with a bucket but narrow enough for a person to pour by holding it at the bottom and by a handle.

Towards the base the jars tapers and gets thinner to allow for partial burying in the ground. It’s unstable to touch and wobbles slightly.

The vessels imperfection, chipped, flaking condition are perfect to observe.

Green Vessel oil on canvas

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