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Ancient Islamic Unglazed Jug

Period:
Circa 9th - 10th century CE
Dimensions:
5 1/2" (14 cm)
Material:
Unglazed baked terracotta
Condition:
Very good, except for some repair on one shoulder and very small chip at rim.
Region:
Western Asia
Provenance:
Acquired by the present owner in the Izmir art market in 1965

Description

An example of ancient Islamic buffware with intricately incised decoration forming a band on the shoulder of the jar. Two concentric circles around widest circumference. Pierced rim. Unusual top of jar.

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