All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1378956 (stock #NE17)
A superb Persian Empire zoomorphic rattle, ca. 500 – 300 BC. This beautifully detailed figure is 3-1/4” long and depicts an antlered deer with an expressive face. The hollow body contains numerous rattles, the body is painted with lightly burnished red slip and the neck is perforated for suspension. In perfect condition, showing good mineral deposits.