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

$6,400.00 AUD $5,760.00 AUD

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

Condition

handle restored

Size

30cm wide; 32cm high

References

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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