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Horse Rhyton, Northwestern Iran, l2th-l 0th c. BCE
Horse Rhyton, Northwestern Iran, l2th-l 0th c. BCE

Horse Rhyton, Northwestern Iran, l2th-l 0th c. BCE
Item No.
6053
Description:
Buff earthenware horse rhyton with designs painted in red. The body is composed of two globular sections separated by a flaring spout. The small head has two applied strips between the eyes, joining at the forehead. The eyes are raised circles, and a similar stylization is used for the ears. Small secondary outlets are provided by two raised perforated circles on the chest outlined in red paint, an anthropomorphic detail. A band of alternating plain and painted triangles circles the body. The harness is painted on, and a feather pattern decorates the mane, tail and chest. On one side of the front globe a striped area appears above the triangle band which can be seen in the illustration. The center spout is outlined with two painted bands. Four applied pellets are on the handle. See E. Porada et.al. 7000 Years of Iranian Art, exhibition catalogue, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1964-1965, pp. 61-62 and 129, no. 84, a bull with body segmented into three globular sections. L. 20" (50.8 cm.) - HAOC-014
Size:
Length 20" (50.8 cm)
 
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