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. Most of the Amlash pottery vessels are believed to have been stylistically and typologically inspired by bronze wares of the same period. Terracotta vessels, such as this fine example, might have been used as ritual drinking bowl during specific libation or ceremonial practices.
Amlash Terracotta Beaked Tripod Bowl
A finely modelled Amlash terracotta tripod bowl, possibly used in Antiquity during ceremonial and religious practices. The bowl features a prominent, tubular-shaped spout, resembling a bird’s beak, and a wide, hemispheric body. The vessel’s body stands on three wedge-shaped feet. Traces of the original white slip visible to the vessels’ surface.
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. Traces of the original white pigment visible.