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AN AMLASH POTTERY BULL RHYTON
AN AMLASH POTTERY BULL RHYTON
AN AMLASH POTTERY BULL RHYTON
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The USA prohibits the purchase by US persons of Ir… Read more PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LORD JACOBS
AN AMLASH POTTERY FEMALE FIGURE

IRAN, CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

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AN AMLASH POTTERY FEMALE FIGURE
IRAN, CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Sam Dubiner (1914-1993), Canada and Israel, acquired prior to 1966.
with Hadji Baba Ancient Art, London.
Lord Anthony Jacobs (1931- 2014) collection, London, acquired from the above 4 November 1981.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Amlash: The Art of the Amlash, from The Collection of Galerie Israel Limited, Tel-Aviv, Israel, National Antiques Show, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1966, no. 3.
Exhibited
Amlash: The Art of the Amlash, from The Collection of Galerie Israel Limited, Tel-Aviv, Israel, National Antiques Show, Madison Square Garden, New York, 22 February-3 March 1966.
Special Notice

The USA prohibits the purchase by US persons of Iranian-origin “works of conventional craftsmanship” such as carpets, textiles, decorative objects, and scientific instruments. The US sanctions apply to US persons regardless of the location of the transaction or the shipping intentions of the US person. For this reason, Christie’s will not accept bids by US persons on this lot. Non-US persons wishing to import this lot into the USA are advised that they will need to apply for an OFAC licence and that this can take many months to be granted.

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This impressively large female figure is depicted nude with voluptuous hips and buttocks. Her disk-shaped face is rendered with a prominent triangular nose and large eyes. Concentric circles are incised as decorative elements over her legs and shoulders with bracelets indicated on both wrists. For a similar figure, cf. G. Zahlhaas, Idole: Fru¨he Go¨tterbilder und Opfergaben, Mainz am Rhein, 1985, no. 52.

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