Seller: hix.antiquitatis (697) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272210936618 Iron Age European Miniature Pitcher An ancient Iron Age European burnished black ceramic miniature pitcher. Found in Ullersdorf, near Dresden, Germany. Late Hallstatt, Ca. 600-500 BC. Height: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm). Intact. 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. By the turn of the first millennium BC, the Urnfield cultural system began to give way to the Hallstatt, suggesting that the Bronze Age peoples of Central Europe were the predecessors of the Celts. Confer: W. Menghin, Hallstattzeit, (Berlin, 1999), pl. 56, 69 ,72. Formerly in the collection of Dr. Siegfried Zimmer, (found in Ullersdorf, Kr. Bunzlau, Germany in 1930). #2185 GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBEDHIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORKMember: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA) See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.