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.