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