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MP1306

A Persian Terracotta Vessel with Handle, Achaemenid Period, ca. 550 -330 BC

a vibrant burnished red-orange pouring vessel with narrow neck, flared rim and pouring lip, the bulbous, nearly spherical body sits atop a flat base, a small handle of circular section curves from the upper shoulder of the vessel to the rim, areas of the ceramic are blackened around the body, textured striations are visible throughout that indicate the firing process. 

For similar examples, see Kawami, "Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections," #41-42

Condition: A small chip to the rim that does not detract, vessel is otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall. 

Dimensions:  Height: 20.5 cm (8.07 inches), Diameter at widest area: 17.5 cm (6.9 inches) 

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

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