The term ‘Amlash Culture’, has generally been used to designate material cultures excavated at Gilan, an archaeological site of ancient Iran. It also refers to as a group of Iron Age pottery and metal artworks featuring an identically 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, as well as in everyday life.
Amlash Red Terracotta Vessel
A finely modelled Amlash red terracotta vessel, featuring a globular body rising from a flat base and a cylindrical neck leading to a wide opening with an everted rim. Such vessel might have been used in everyday life in Ancient Near East.
Condition: Excellent condition, some earthly encrustation to the surface.