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Early Islamic Zoomorphic Vessel

8th-9th century AD

A terracotta zoomorphic vessel modelled in the round as a stylised standing quadruped with an oval-shaped body with raised medial rib decorated with notches and end scrolls, squat cylindrical feet, long neck formed as a flat-bottomed U-section spout, internal diaphragm with three circular piercings below the lip, loop handle at base of neck, a notched ridge and small forked tail below, the upper body decorated with dense panels of painted geometric motifs, four stars to the lower body. 674 grams, 26.2cm (10 1/4"). Fine condition.

Property of a London gentleman; formerly with the Mahboubian Gallery, London, UK; acquired before 1972; accompanied by a positive thermoluminescence analysis report, sample no.N111m64 from Oxford Authentication.