Large Vase from Tepe Giyan

Culture: Iran/Tepe Giyan
Period: 3rd millennium B.C.
Material: Light Clay
Dimensions: 30 cm x 30 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6035
Provenance: Auction “Art d’Orient” 16 December 1981, at Nouveau Drouot Paris. Thence private collection Francoise and Claude Bourelier.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very large bulbous vase with framed shoulder and overhung rim. The shoulder and the rim decorated with geometrical and undulating patterns. On each side of the neck five large stylized birds. Dark brown, probably once black color on light clay. Vessels like this were used as storage containers.