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4378. Superb Pre Urartian terracotta painted jar

 
 
 
 
 
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An exceptionally fine and highly decorative Pre Urartian
painted jar.



Biconical with ring foot and slightly everted rim. The
decoration in black and reddish brown slip on a cream ground.  



Panels with chequer-board lozenges, zig-zags and vertical
bands and main panel with long necked  birds,five above and another thirteen below. 

335mm - 13.25 inches.



Superb surface condition.



Recomposed  from several large fragments with
some areas of restoration on the under-side;but expertly done and only left visible on the
underneath and inside.  

Pre-Uratian, Mid 2nd millennium BC



With Sotheby’s 1990.



Acquired from C J Martin Ltd 1993



Price: 3750 GBP

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