A large Near Eastern Terracotta Vessel, Achaemenid Period, ca. 550 -330 BCE
MP1305Regular price $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.