The term ‘Amlash Culture’, has generally been used to designate material cultures excavated at Gilan, an archaeological site of ancient Iran, and refers to a group of Iron Age pottery and metal executions with a strong visual character. Amlash terracotta vessels , such as this fine example, might have been inspired by paralleled metal wares of the same period, and were used in funeral libation contexts, ritual occasions and in everyday life.
Amlash Terracotta Cup
A nicely modelled Amlash terracotta cup, featuring a well-proportioned hemispherical body resting on a conical stand with a flared base. A horizontal, looped handle is attached to the bowl’s rim on one side.
Condition: Fine, some erosion to the bowls belly.