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AN ILKHANID LUSTRE COCK'S HEAD EWER
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AN ILKHANID LUSTRE COCK'S HEAD EWER

CENTRAL OR NORTHERN IRAN, LATE 13TH OR EARLY 14TH CENTURY

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AN ILKHANID LUSTRE COCK'S HEAD EWER
CENTRAL OR NORTHERN IRAN, LATE 13TH OR EARLY 14TH CENTURY
With rounded drop-shaped body rising through tapering neck to the cock's head mouth with flaring open comb, simple loop handle, on short foot, the body with lustre decoration divided into three bands, the lower two with stylised roundels composed of a series of scrolls and shapes, the upper band with cobalt splashes, the cock's head above another smaller band of roundels and decorated with a series of lustre circles surrounded by smaller dots, the comb also with splashes of cobalt, intact
9¼in. (23.5cm.) high
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While many lustre pottery ewers are known with cockerel head terminals, most can be dated earlier than the present example. A very similar ewer is however in the Islamic Museum in Cairo (Mohamed Mostafa, Moslem Ceramics, Cairo, 1956, no.67, p.42).

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