Blue-glazed sarcophagus with human mask figure
Clay. Susa. 1st-3rd century A.D. Height 17.8 cm. Private collection, Tokyo. It was a part of a figure representing a god made to decorate the lid of a ceramic sarcophagus. The clay was mixed with fibers for greater strength.
- Shinji Fukai, Ceramics of Ancient Persia (New York: Weatherhill, 1981), plate 105
- Photo by Bin Takahashi
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