Numerous proto-urbanised cultures once flourished in the land of Iron Age Iran, producing a wide range of potteries of various shapes and distinctive geometric and zoomorphic decorations. Amlash culture was one such civilisations, known for its creative pottery executions. In addition to the rich zoomorphic ornamentations that appear on numerous Amlash potteries, geometric repertories and spiked applications were equally favoured by Amlash pottery artists. Terracotta vessels, such as this fine example, might have been inspired by paralleled metal wares, and were used in either in funeral libation contexts, ritual occasions and in everyday life.
Amlash Spouted Bowl with Vertical Applied Handle
A finely modelled Amlash terracotta spouted bowl, featuring a tubular spout with a sharply cut-off edge, and a looped handle, vertically applied to the other end. The bowl’s hemispherical container displays gentle convex walls rising from a flat base, creating elegant curves in profile.
Condition: Fine condition with earthly encrustation and pigmentation to the surface.