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A large Iranian ceramic tripod footed bowl, Northern Iran, ca Iron Age I-II ca 1400 - 800 BC
Reference No: MP905
A large Iranian ceramic tripod footed bowl, Northern Iran, ca Iron Age I-II ca 1400 - 800 BC
Price : $ 2,500
EUR 2,330.25 GBP 1,992.75 AUD 3,832.50
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this large, carinated bowl with narrow flat rim is supported by three small feet that turn outward.  The junction of the shoulder and the belly of the vessel are marked by three pronounced horizontal ribs of curved form.  A single flat lug handle has been applied between the shoulder and rim of the vessel.  Brown to grey in places, the interior and exterior have been well burnished to a smooth finish, exhibiting a soft sheen with the bowl subtly patterned with soft brown strokes.

For related example see:  Gunter, Ann et al "Asian Traditions in Clay: Ancient Iranian Ceramics"  Smithsonian Institution, (2ooo) page 24 #9 

Condition:   The bowl is intact and in fine condition overall with expected minor loss to the surface that does not detract.

Dimensions:  Height:  11.5 cm (4 1/2 inches)  Width:  29.9 cm (11 3/4 inches)

Provenance:  Private Collection of a Foreign service diplomat, acquired in Tehran in 1965.