The term ‘Amlash Culture’, has generally been used to designate material cultures excavated at Gilan, an ancient archaeological site on the shores of the Caspian sea, and refers to a group of Iron Age pottery and metal executions with a strong visual character. Amlash terracotta vessels with beaked spouts, such as this fine example, might have been inspired by paralleled metal wares of the same period, and were used in either funeral libation contexts or ritual occasions.
Amlash Spouted Bowl with Looped Handle
A finely modelled Amlash red terracotta bowl, featuring a prominent tubular-spout resembling a bird’s beak and a looped handle, horizontally applied to the rim. The vessel’s hemispherical container rises from a. flat base and displays gentle convex walls. The entire bowl is characterised by two spiked protrusions to the rim, reminiscent of stylised bird wings.
Condition: Fine condition, crack to the handle.