cup

Cup
Turkish
19th-18th century BCE
Pottery
Height: 3 1/4 inches

This pottery cup was produced between the nineteenth and eighteenth century BCE in Anatolia, what is now modern day Turkey. Specifically, it was made by the Hittites, a group of people who are known as the first people to work with iron, which they used to make weapons and farm equipment. The Hittite kingdom lasted until 1180 BCE, when it dissolved into independent city-states. This cup has a wide circular mouth and broad globular body. It is dark grey with a lighter incrustation.