London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
A NEAR EASTERN POTTERY SPOUTED VESSEL
CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
Decorated in dark orange with 'kite' pattern, stylised rosettes and chequered bands, the short spout with rays, the looped handle with ibex head terminal
7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high
with Zachary Aaron, Los Angeles, 1959.
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For similar vessels painted with kite pattern and with animal head terminals cf. T. S. Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics, New York, 1992, pp. 172-181, nos 67-71.
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