7 December 2000
AN ACHAEMENID BRONZE PITCHER
Circa Late 6th-Early 5th Century B.C.
Ovoid in form with a trefoil mouth, a raised ridge along the shoulders, and a flat base, the handle in the form of a stylized calf, the fore-legs extended to the rim, the calf with large round eyes and long ears hugging the neck, the arching body forming the grip
8 in. (20.3 cm) high
Norbert Schimmel Collection
Important Antiquities from the Norbert Schimmel Collection, Sotheby's New York, 16 December 1992, lot 19
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For the style of the animal-form handle, compare 5.72, p. 191 in Boardman, Persia and the West: An Archaeological Investigation of the Genesis of Achaemenid Art.
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