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Parthian Ceramics

Blue-glazed jug

PDC 23150

Blue-glazed jug
Clay. Syria. 3rd century A.D. Height 24.8 cm., rim diameter 14.1 cm. Collection of the Idemitsu Art Museum, Tokyo. This piece has a large rim around the mouth, and the neck is wide and short, giving a massive effect. The handle looks like two twisted ropes, and the lower end is finished like three drooping petals. There are rivet-like decorative bosses beside the top and lower attachments of the handle. The base is flat. Tripod marks are seen on the base and the rim. The blue glaze of this excellent piece is still bright.
 - Shinji Fukai, Ceramics of Ancient Persia (New York: Weatherhill, 1981), plate 97
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi

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