Iranian buffware zoomorphic vessel, the round body with beaked spout and flared lip, a platted strap handle over the opening with an animal head terminal, with wild sheep curled horns, a further animal head to the rear of the handle, painted in iron colours with a large hatched kite pattern, with various other geometric designs to the body and spout.
Luristan ware, Baba Jan Level III period,
Circa 8th -7th century BC
References: provenance; old American collection. ref. Kawami ‚ÄòAncient Iranian Ceramics - Sackler Collection‚Äô #67 for an almost identical, although smaller vessel; #68 has the same handle & similar animal, both 8th century BC Western Iranian.
Ancient Near East