ELAMITE CRESCENT SHAPE STONE VESSEL

 

£900.00

Measurements: 2.3 cm – height, 8.3 cm – width

 

Description: An Elamite steatite vessel of short crescentic form, with a flat base. The rim is decorated with an incised tessellating square pattern. The outer side of the vessel has undulating horizontal bands and ivy leaf motifs; the inner side has a repeated triangle pattern with stepped horizontal lines running through these shapes. Steatite vessels of the 'Intercultural Style' such as this are characterised by decoration of the entire surface with abstract patterns and vegetal and architectural motifs.

 

Provenance: Sotheby’s sale December 1983, lot 39.

 

Reference: Christie's sale 9666, lot 335.

The Louvre Museum

 

Period: 3rd millennium BC

 

Condition: Very fine, with one large chip to the rim and minor chipping and earthy encrustations over the whole.

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