9 June 2011
AN IRANIAN POTTERY JAR
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
The spherical body with carinated shoulders, the rim everted, the base flat, decorated in brown with two wide-eyed ibexes, each with long horns sweeping back, a hatched belly and a stream of droplets descending from its eye, confronting two birds, thin vertical lines flanked by triangles between, a broad brown band with a wavy band below, thin bands of straight and wavy lines above
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
The Estate of David Anavian, Los Angeles, imported into the U.S. in 1979.
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For a similar example see cat. no. 8, pp. 50-51 in Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections.
This lot may not be exported out of the United States without first receiving an export license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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