London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A LARGE PERSIAN POTTERY PAINTED JAR
LATE 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
The spherical body with short concave neck, a horizontal encircling rib below the neck and at the shoulder, the shoulder decorated in brown with a frieze of two frontally facing birds of prey with outspread wings and two birds standing in profile to the left, four hatched motifs on the neck and broad wavy, horizontal and vertical lines on the lower body
14½ in. (37 cm.) high
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Cf. T. S. Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 1992, pp. 54-55 and 58-59, nos 10 and 12 for similar.
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