Terracotta Aquamanile with Zoomorphic Spout

SKU LO.923
Circa

1200 BC to 800 BC

Dimensions

8.1″ (20.6cm) high x 12.5″ (31.8cm) depth

Medium

Terracotta

Origin

Central Asia

Gallery Location

UAE


 

Rather large red earthenware aquamanile in the shape of a curious animal resembling a piglet. The spout shaped as his round flattened snout, the head with double circled appliqued eyes and pointed ears. The ovoid body surmounted by a tall everted neck leading to a large opening to which a cordoned bent handle is attached. Four legs carefully sculpted support the vessel, where a small curly tail is attached to the back.

Water containers such as this one, with a truncated upright opening are usually associated with the Amlash period and similar examples can be seen in the A.M Sackler Collection of Near Eastern Art in Washington.

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