Ancient Persian Terracotta Jar

GBP 150.00

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Object Description

A fine Ancient Persian terracotta jar featuring a globular body leading to a short neck and an everted, folded rim. The jar is decorated with a register featuring two Markhor goats striding forward, with their distinctive curly horns and oblong bodies, exaggerated eyes, typical of this style of decoration. The animals are separated by two stylized trees. The Markhor goat features in the decoration of several ancient civilisations and is today the national animal of Pakistan. Four parallel lines of decorate the neck, one runs along the rim and two border the decorated register to the bottom.

Date: Circa 3rd-2nd Millennium BC.

Object History

Formerly from a late Japanese gentleman’s collection, 1970s-2010s.

Object Condition

Very fine. The item is covered in earthly encrustations.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:8 x H:9 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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