Complete and in excellent condition, chips at the end of the spout. Abundant remains of the linear decoration. The paler color on the lower body is due to a problem during the firing process. Archives - Ancient Art and Antiquities For Sale
The regular shape of the vessel seems to indicate that it would have first been hand-made and then turned on a wheel. The blackish gray terracotta is covered with a black paint, whose lustrous appearance was achieved by diligent burnishing.