Middle Babylonian bronze jug with modern decorationW29
A bronze beaked jug with an open spout and riveted handle on the back of the body. The body of the jug has been embellished by a 20th Century forger with the inauthentic addition of repousse hunting scenes. The decoration is not ancient.
Eastern Mesopotamia, Middle Babylonian period, c. 1200-1000 BC (decoration not ancient)
10.6 x 23.5 cms including handle and spout
Losses/cracks to spout, base and rim, and a couple of patches of restoration on the body. The decoration on the body has been added in the last 70 years and is not ancient
Ex. private collection, Suffolk, UK; acquired on the UK art market in the late 20th Century
For another Middle Babylonian jug with later decoration, now in the British Museum, please see: