The term ‘Amlash Culture’, has generally been used to designate material cultures excavated at Gilan, an archaeological site on the southern shore of the Caspian sea, 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 Burnished Grey Ware Jug
A finely modelled Amlash bray clay jug, featuring an oval body rising from a flat base and narrowing into a short neck, connected to a wide, flaring rim. The vase presents four ribs-like formations running vertically over its round body. The vessel presents some delicate dotted decoration on its shoulder, forming a zig zag line. the grayware surface presents several earthly encrustations and markings of time.
Condition: Very fine with some earthly encrustation to the surface.