Iranian buffware zoomorphic vessel, 8th-7th century BC


Iranian buffware zoomorphic vessel, the round body with beaked spout and flared lip, a platted strap handle over the opening with an animal head terminal, with wild sheep curled horns, a further animal head to the rear of the handle, painted in iron colours with a large hatched kite pattern, with various other geometric designs to the body and spout.

Luristan ware,

Baba Jan Level III period,

Circa 8th -7th century BC


handle restored


30cm wide; 32cm high


provenance; old American collection. ref. Kawami ‘Ancient Iranian Ceramics - Sackler Collection’ #67 for an almost identical, although smaller vessel; #68 has the same handle & similar animal, both 8th century BC Western Iranian.

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