Amlash Pale Clay Storage Jar


A finely modelled Amlash pale clay storage jar, with a horizontal register of geometric triangles running across the body. It features a globular body, raising from a ring base, leading to a narrowing neck and a flared mouth. Bright reddish-orange pigment on the decorative triangles has remained greatly visible.

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


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The term ‘Amlash Culture’, has generally been used to designate material cultures excavated at Gilan, an archaeological site on the south 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 stylistically and typologically been inspired by bronze wares. Differing from its Luristan counterparts, Amalsh Iron Age pottery tradition favoured bird iconographies as a conventional artistic repertoire. Terracotta vessels, such as this beautiful and fine example, would have possibly been used in everyday life.

Weight 137.3 g
Dimensions W 6.3 x H 9.3 cm

Pottery and Porcelain


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