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LOT 0278

Estimate
GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 530 - 800

Sold for (Inc. bp): £457

Early Islamic Zoomorphic Vessel

8th-9th century AD

A terracotta zoomorphic wine jug modelled in the round as a stylised standing quadruped with an oval-shaped body, bulbous 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, decorated with dense panels of painted geometric motifs to the upper body, three stars to the lower body and a single plain ring around three of the four feet. 252 grams, 18cm (7"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; formerly with the Mahboubian Gallery, London, UK; acquired before 1972.