Ever since the beginnings of agricultural times, in the fourth millennium BC in Ancient Iran, there had been a tradition of decorating pottery with geometric patterns, birds and animals which were often silhouetted in dark brown on buff clay. Combinations of these fine vessels were often found in tombs and therefore may have been used in religious or burial rituals.
Persian Bronze Age Jar with Cattle
A wide necked pottery jar with flaring rim and bi-chrome decoration in panels. One side contains two stylised bulls’ heads within a dotted panel, and another panel with worn design containing three (possibly) domesticated animals including a horse.
Period: Bronze Age
Condition: Jar complete and intact but slip and design quite worn in places.