An early Iron Age reddish-orange Amlash pitcher, with a funnelled rim and globular body, with round-section handle extending from the rim to the shoulders. Standing on a flattened, very slightly uneven base.
Amlash: Early Iron Age, Iron Age I-II: Circa 10th-9th century BC.
Condition: Very Fine; a tiny chip to edge of rim.
Height 25cms (10 ins)
Provenance: From an old Tokyo collection; formerly the property of a Japanese gentleman since the late 1980s.
Amlash pottery is known for abstract representations of animal figures. The Amlash vessels were buried in large megalithic tombs, built by part of the Marlik culture. Few graves have been found in the Amlash assemblage, seemingly reserved for higher status individuals, of which this is an elegant example.
Amlash Pottery Iron-Age Tall Pitcher
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