Western Asiatic Low Domed Terracotta Vessel

£ 165.00

A Western Asiatic low domed terracotta vessel featuring a flat base and a wide rounded body tapering inwards towards the narrow neck with an out-splayed folded rim. The vessel is enriched with a register of six semi circle shapes, each filled with segmented oval shapes painted in black pigment. Thick horizontal brown and thin black bands frame the register, both from above and below.

Date: Circa 3rd - 2nd Millennium BC
Condition: Good condition, slight earthly encrustations and chips on the vessel's exterior.


SKU: AF-51 Category: Tags: ,

Ancient Persian artistic production dating to the 3rd millennium BC is characterised by finely potted, high fired terracotta vessels, usually enriched by dark pigmented geometric or zoomorphic decorations. Such vessels would have been produced to store food, but also as burial goods to be placed with the deceased in the tomb. Flaring cups and globular jars, such as this fine example, are among the most popular artefacts excavated. Although the first examples of such pottery production display simple shapes and stylised decorative motives, terracotta wares evolved embracing aesthetics driven from all the cultures the Persian Empire entered in contact with.

Weight 435 g
Dimensions W 13.1 x H 7.8 cm


Pottery and Porcelain

You may also like…