Parthian painted pottery ram’s head rhyton cup

W84

£800.00

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A pottery rhyton shaped drinking vessel with extensive ochre painted herring-bone decoration. The base of the rhyton terminates in a ram’s head with applied eyes and curved horns.

Culture
Parthian, 3rd to 1st Century BC

Size
27.2 x 12.5 cms

Condition
Rim repaired with some chipping, surface wear as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, France; acquired from the Hotel Drouot from an older collection

For a Parthian rhyton with a ram’s head terminal and similar curling horns, please see:
https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-parthian-pottery-ram-headed-rhyton-circa-3rd-1st-5609454-details.aspx

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