Iranian Libation Vessel

Culture: Iranian
Period: Pre-Achaemenid, 1000-800 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12.8 c x 23 cm
Price: 3 200 Euro
Ref: 6104
Provenance: Collection of the ancient art trader Yeganeh from 1950 to 1983. Thence in the collection of the heirs. Sold on 11 August 2015 to Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 01496. Accompanied by a certificate by Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter and the note by the heirs Yeganeh confirming the provenance.
Condition: Intact
Description: Freely modelled libation vessel with remains of finely tempered brown coating. The body of the vessel with a flat base, the spout as a widely protruding slim neck. At the end a head of an antlered animal with a long snout, vividly set off eyes and sideways protruding ears. In between curled horns. On the back a funnel-shaped estuary, at the back a handle with a flattened surface for placing the thumb.