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Parthian Ceramics

Blue-glazed pilgrim flask

PDC 23146

Blue-glazed pilgrim flask
Clay. Haft Tepe. 1st-3rd century A.D. Height 27.6 cm., width 14.7 cm. Private collection, Osaka. This pilgrim flask was made from two wheel-thrown halves that were then joined together. Beautiful marks from the potter's wheel remain in the center of the body. The thick rim of the mouth has been repaired. Tripod marks are seen on both sides of the flask.
 - Shinji Fukai, Ceramics of Ancient Persia (New York: Weatherhill, 1981), plate 93
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi


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