A MESOPOTAMIAN SCARLET-WARE POTTERY JAR
CIRCA EARLY 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
The deep bowl oval in section tapering toward the ring foot, decorated in brownish-red slip with a geometric pattern consisting of lattice with alternating vertical and horizontal arches, zigzag below the rim, with double-perforated twin vertical lug handles on the flattened sides
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13-14 December 1982.
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For the shape see case 14, p. 119 in Basmachi, Treasures of The Iraq Museum.