Archaeological Collection

Settlement pottery

Settlement pottery
Item name:Settlement pottery
Findspot:Gradec near Mirna
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Beaker, jar, ladle and stone axe from Gradec near Mirna. The potters from the middle and second half of the 5th millennium BC were highly skilled craftsmen. They made both large storage jars and small pots with thin walls.


1. Jar, clay, h. 26 cm, 4400–4200 BC, Inv. No. P 16520.
2. Beaker, clay, h. 11 cm, 4500–4400 BC, Inv. No. P 16760.
3. Ladle, clay, l. 13 cm, 4500–4400 BC, Inv. No. P 16480.
4. Axe, stone, l. 5 cm, 4500–4400 BC, Inv. No. P 16474.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 145, pp. 109, 244.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition