Assyrian Tube-Shaped Vessel with Turquoise Inlays


A finely sculpted Assyrian tube-shaped pottery vessel decorated with turquoise inlays. The vessel features an iconic cylindrical body with almost straight walls, which extend to a wide opening with a modelled, everted lip. Three horizontal registers, encircle the main body of the beaker, composed of triangular-shaped turquoise inlays. Each geometric register is bordered by a deep groove. The base is flattened and undecorated.

Date: Circa 9th - 8th century BC
Provenance: From the collection of a deceased gentleman pre 1988, by descent to the extended family in Geneva to London.
Condition: Fine condition, with minor chippings to the base. Some of the triangular-shaped turquoise inlays are missing.

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The Assyrian empire was renowned for a wide variety of creative and aesthetic inventions, executed in luxury materials and with excellent craftsmanship. In the region of Shalmaneser, cylindrical clay vessels, featuring gold, semi-precious stoned inlays and zoomorphic decorations, are mainly yielded from the royal building. This vessel might have been used to serve Assyrian nobles during the Assyrian period.

Weight 150 g
Dimensions W 11.8 x H 10 cm

Pottery and Porcelain

Semi-Precious Stones


Reference: For Similar: The Metropolitan Museum, New York, item 54.117.32

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