NW Iran, Amlash, ca. 1250-1200 BC
H. 16cm; L. 29cm; Ø: 15,5cm
Our fascinating hammered beak-spouted ewer has a globular body a short collar neck, a long nozzle and a handle in the form of a caprid. The beautiful ornamental engravements at the base of the spout were applied at a later, Seljuk Period. The first of these type of pitchers was excavated on the Greek island of Samos by the German archaeologist Buschor excavating there from 1925 until 1961.
Condition: Mended recently at casting chanel and at other locations in antiquity, but complete. Attractive green and cuprite patina.
Provenance: ex. Kunst & Kuriosa Auktionen, Heidelberg. From the estate of a prehistory scholar in Berlin, Germany.
Item reference: NE1318