Parthian Turquoise -Glazed Ewer

SKU ADC.126
Circa

5th Century AD – 7th Century AD

Dimensions

9.45″ (24.0cm) high

Medium

Earthenware

Origin

Central Asia

Gallery Location

UAE


 

Large jug, buff earthenware coated with a green glaze and has moulded and black painted decoration. The ovoid body rests on a splayed foot- ring, has a wide sloping shoulder, cylindrical tapering neck terminating in an everted and rolled rim and has a handle attached. There are two moulded concentric bands on the shoulder and a collar at the base of the neck. There is a large black painted patch on the front side of the vessel. Syria, Mesopotamia or Ira, 5th – 7th century A.D. Ht. 32.2cm; Top diam. 6cm; Base diam. 8cm. Prof. Geza Fehervari Prof. Geoffrey King

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