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 either funeral libation contexts or ritual occasions.
Amlash Culture Terracotta Vessel
An elegant Amlash vessel, finely modelled in red terracotta. The vessel features an elongated body rising from a flat base, and a long, cylindrical neck, leading to a flaring mouth.
Condition: Fine condition, restoration to the rim.