Assyrian Tube-Shaped Vessel with Turquoise Inlays

GBP 3,000.00

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Object Description

A finely sculpted Assyrian tube-shaped pottery vessel decorated with turquoise inlays. The vessel features an iconic cylindrical body with almost straight walls, which extend to a wide opening with a modelled, everted lip. Three horizontal registers, encircle the main body of the beaker, composed of triangular-shaped turquoise inlays. Each geometric register is bordered by a deep groove. The base is flattened and undecorated. The Assyrian empire was renowned for a wide variety of creative and aesthetic inventions, executed in luxury materials and with excellent craftsmanship. In the region of Shalmaneser, cylindrical clay vessels, featuring gold, semi-precious stoned inlays and zoomorphic decorations, are mainly yielded from the royal building. This vessel might have been used to serve Assyrian nobles during the Assyrian period.

Date: Circa 9th – 8th century BC

Object History

From the collection of a deceased gentleman pre 1988, by descent to the extended family in Geneva to London.

Object Condition

Fine condition, with minor chippings to the base. Some of the triangular-shaped turquoise inlays are missing.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:11.98 x H:10 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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