London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
A TEPE SIALK PAINTED POTTERY SPOUTED VESSEL
CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
The globular body with long horizontal bridge-spout and strap handle, decorated in dark brown with rays, beneath handle a horned animal, with cross-hatched conjoined circular body, curling tail, square muzzle and bared teeth, concentric bands of geometric decoration around base, neck with dots and chevrons, cross on base
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
Private collection, Switzerland, 1985.
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Zurich, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau Kartause Ittingen, Vom Euphrat zum Nil: Kunst aus den Alten Agypten und Vorderasien, 1985.
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