Glazed blue-green jar with three handles and rosette patterns
Clay. Syria. 2nd century A.D. Height 27.5 cm., rim diameter 11 cm. Private collection, Osaka. This piece has a rosette pattern on the neck between the bases of the handles and decorative molded masks of a human face on the shoulder. The details of the masks are not clear. The slightly curved vertical handles attached to the body have two decorative protrusions on the top. The clay band that circumscribes the belly is decorated with a chain of finger-pressed egg shaped patterns. The rim and the bottom have tripod marks.
- Shinji Fukai, Ceramics of Ancient Persia (New York: Weatherhill, 1981), plate 80
- Photo by Bin Takahashi
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