29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,375
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
AN AMLASH ANTHROPOMORPHIC POTTERY VESSEL
EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
The spherical body with small tripod feet, curved pouring spout forming the tail, the cylindrical vessel neck decorated with a broad face with prominent nose and incised concentric circle eyes, with semicircular ears at the sides
7½ in. (19 cm.) high
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For a similar vessel in the Louvre, Paris, decorated with a face, cf. P. Amiet, Art of the Ancient Near East, New York, 1980, p. 421, no. 655.
A Thermoluminescence Analysis Report from Oxford Authentication Ltd accompanies this lot.
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