RARE- AN AMLASH TERRACOTTA HUMP-BACKED BULL RHYTON
10TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.
The HUGE stunning hollow burnished zoomorphic vessel with prominent rump and neck hump, the muzzle extending into a long spout, with curved horns and punched circular incised eyes, with vertical ridges for the dewlap and tail, on four tapering legs.
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Ancient Persian "Amlash" reddish pottery hand-molded vessel of austere form. The most conspicuously distinctive features in this vessel is the spout shaped like bird-beak and the little protrusion at the lower front representing the legs!
Ancient Persia, Amlash culture, 10th - 9th Centuries BC
An Elamite clay figure of the goddess Astarte, depicted nude with her hands cupped beneath her breasts and with elaborate coiffure, wearing bracelets, earrings and a necklace with pendant hanging between her breasts
Dated from, Middle Elamite period, 1350 BC
Ishtar (Akkadian), Astarte (Phoenician), or Inanna (Sumerian) was the most impor ...click for details
Ancient Bronze Age “Persia” bronze dirk with fantastic natural patina, dating to around 1200 -800 BC
Measurements: Length: 35 cm - Width: 3 cm
Short swords or daggers such as this would have been used by the Persians in their battles with the Greeks, in their aspiration to gain control of the Middle-East.
Condition: Good condition wit ...click for details