MP1305

A large Persian Terracotta Vessel, Achaemenid Period, ca 550 -330 BC

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.

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