Hallstatt Miniature Pitcher
An ancient Hallstatt European burnished black ceramic miniature pitcher.
Found in Ullersdorf, near Dresden, Germany.
The inhabitants of Central Europe from Gaul to the Danube Basin in the second millennium BC coalesced into a culture identified in the archaeological record by large well defined cemeteries containing numerous cremation burials contained in cinerary urns. The graves were often accompanied by bronze tools, pottery, ornaments and weapons.
cf.: W. Menghin, Hallstattzeit, Die Altetertumer im Museum fur Vor- und Fruhgeschichte, (Berlin, 1999), pl. 56, 69 ,72.
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Siegfried Zimmer, (found in Ullersdorf, Kr. Bunzlau, Germany in 1930).