Blue-glazed vase with two handles
Clay. Syria. 2nd-3rd century A.D. Height 22.3 cm., outside rim diameter 13.1 cm., inside rim diameter 9.2 cm. Private collection, Tokyo. The neck of this unique piece is longer and thinner than the preceding pieces, and the belly is wider. The handles are made with an interesting intertwined effect. The outside surfaces in this unusual specimen, including the base, are beautifully glazed, while the inside remains unglazed. Tripod marks are seen only on the base. Unlike traditional pieces this vase has no decorative patterns. This piece appeared in the first catalogue (date unknown) of Mr. C. McKinley of London.
- Shinji Fukai, Ceramics of Ancient Persia (New York: Weatherhill, 1981), plate 85
- Photo by Bin Takahashi
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