Amlash Culture Terracotta Pitcher


A finely modelled Amalsh red terracotta pitcher, featuring a wide body, rising from a flattened base and narrowing into a long and slim neck, and a flaring rim. An applied handle extends from the vessel’s rim to its shoulder, and features a gentle ridge at the top, creating the impression of a bird’s profile.

Date: Circa 1st millennium BC
Condition: Excellent condition with some earthly encrustation to the surface.

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The term ‘Amlash Culture’, has generally been used to designate material cultures excavated at Gilan, an archaeological site of 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.


Weight 684.1 g
Dimensions W 10.9 x H 25.2 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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