11 December 2003
AN URARTIAN POTTERY VASE
Circa 8th Century B.C.
The body in the form of four projecting boots, the tips of each curled up, with a high conical neck and strap handle
7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high
Brought to the US in the 1960s; inherited by the current owner.
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For related examples see nos. 56-57, pp. 150-153 in Kawami, Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections.
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