c. 1100- 7th century BC. Western Asiatic.
Large bulbous bronze vessel with flat base and a long spout. Decorated with hemispherical rivets encircling the base of the spout where it is attached to the vessel and on top of the spout. A ram or mouse head further decorates the handle. A wonderful and skillful cast decorated and with thin walls.
Similar examples were excavated at sites in northern and western Iran (e.g., Tappe Marlik, Tappe Guran, and Tappe Sialk), judging from the evidence this type of vessel was in use from about 1100 to 700 BCE.
Metal vessels such as this one inspired also larger ceramic versions, as well as stone vessels with long narrow metal spouts.
Provenance: Property of a professional London art expert; obtained from an old British collection formed
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this item.
Dimensions: 8 X 8 X 12 Inches (195mm / W:315mm_ ; 1.1kg
Condition: Excellent with no damage or repairs detected.
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