Marlik Terracotta Jug with Spindle Spout


A finely modelled terracotta jug dated to the Iron Age Marlik culture. The vessel’s globular body rises from a flat base, connecting with a long, slender neck, on which an encircled ridge with incised decorations is sculpted. It features a wide opening with aflared rim. A cylindrical handle bridges the rim and the shoulder

Date: Circa late 2nd - 1st millennium BC
Condition: Fine, complete and intact.


Marlik was one of the most significant archaeological sites of Ancient Iran, to which a wide range of elaborate, elite burial objects, made of varied media have been attributed. Among those burial offerings, terracotta jugs, with slender, spindle-shaped spouts, were the most represented objects that have been extensively found in numerous elite tombs. This object might have been used as a pouring vessel, utilised by the elite classes of the Iron Age Iran.

Weight 1440.7 g
Dimensions W 13.2 x H 27.4 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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