25 October 2006
A PERSIAN PAINTED POTTERY STORAGE JAR
LATE 3RD/EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
The spherical body with flattened base, short neck and everted rim, with dark brown painted decoration around the broad shoulder, comprising two bearded goats with shaggy coats and long horns sweeping back over their bodies, divided with two zones of chevrons, encircling wavy lines above and below, two small holes to body
11¾ in. (30 cm.) high
Acquired in the 1960s-1980s.
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