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Parthian Ceramics

Green-glazed rhyton decorated with pendants

PDC 23156
Cutaway drawingGreen-glazed rhyton decorated with pendants
Clay. Susa. 1st-3rd century A.D. Height 33.8 cm., mouth diameter 4.6 cm. Private collection, Tokyo. This elongated rhyton shaped like a waterskin has a spout attached to the center of the bottom. The surface of the rhyton is decorated with several rows of pendant-like decorations. Scale drawings appear in figure 66. The marks on the bottom indicate a rosette pattern with six petals that was inlaid, probably with semi-precious stones like lapis lazuli, around the spout for ceremonial use. There are signs indicating that the entire vessel was covered with green glaze.
 - Shinji Fukai, Ceramics of Ancient Persia (New York: Weatherhill, 1981), plate 103, 104.
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi

 Cutaway drawing, figure 66

Detail of base

PDC 23156a


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