• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 256

    AN AMLASH ANTHROPOMORPHIC POTTERY VESSEL

    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.