Luristan Terracotta Vessel with Bird Head Terminal

GBP 595.00

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Object Description

A large Luristan glossy orange terracotta vessel with a broad bulbous body that narrows through the neck and into a flared rim. It featrues a short spur that is embellished with a bird’s head. A strap handle, formed in the shape of a stylised animal, connects the neck and the gobular body. Applied pellelts can be seen on the body as well as on the handle, reminiscent of repoussé rivets on paralleled metal wares.

Date: Circa 9th-8th century BC

Period: Iron Age I-II

Object History

From an old Tokyo collection; formerly the property of a Japanese gentleman since the late 1980s.

Object Condition

Very good condition, complete and intact

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:27 centimeters
  • diameter
    19.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

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