Amlash Grey Ware Pitcher

£ 595.00

A finely modelled Amlash grey ware vessel featuring a globular body rising from flattened, round base. The long and prominent tubular sprout, formed in the shape of a bird’s beak, is characteristic of  spouted vessels of this class. A single applied looped handle extends from the rim to the shoulder.

Date: Circa 1st millennium BC
Condition: Fine condition, minor chip to the beak.

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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. Differing from its Luristan counterparts, Amalsh Iron Age pottery tradition favoured bird iconographies as their conventional repertoire. Terracotta vessels of this type were clearly designed as pouring vessels, but they might have been used in a particular funerary ritual and ceremonial occasion.

Weight 219.9 g
Dimensions W 14.5 x H 9.8 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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