A large Near Eastern Terracotta Vessel, Achaemenid Period, ca. 550 -330 BCE


$950 USD

a vibrant burnished red-orange globular bowl with wide neck and flared shallow rim, the vessel sits atop a flat base and curves upward, areas of the body are blackened from firing. 

For similar examples, see Kawami, "Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections," #46

Condition: Minor mineral deposits throughout the porous ceramic, some small chips to the body that do not detract, vessel is otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall.   A lovely example.

Dimensions:  Height: 21.5 cm (8.5 inches), Diameter at widest area: 24.5 cm (9.64 inches) 

Provenance: Private collection of a diplomat, Washington, D.C. acquired in the 1960's.

Category: $1000 - $5000, Ceramic, Clay

Type: Near East